California CTEC Continuing Education Requirements and Renewal Information

The Income Tax School is a CTEC approved continuing education provider for maintaining your CRTP license

We offer the following California CE options:

Create Your Own 20-Hr CE Package to Meet CTEC Requirements

Includes the following 4 seminars, plus 3 additional federal seminars of your choice:

  • 5-hr – California State Tax Law
  • 3-hr – Federal Tax Law Updates
  • 2-hr – Federal and California Ethics
  • 1-hr – Understanding Financial Reporting (Federal Tax Law)
  • 9 hr – Choose THREE additional 3-hour CE Seminars
    (Federal Tax Law)

30-Hour Small Business I Tax Course – California Edition

Includes the following 4 courses to meet the annual California CE requirements:

  • CA Edition – Small Business I course (2 Modules)
    • Gain a solid foundation for preparing business tax returns & researching tax issues for various forms of business entities
    • Includes partnerships and corporations
  • 5-hr – California State Tax Law
  • 3-hr – Federal Tax Law Updates
  • 2-hr – Federal and California Ethics

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CTEC Renewal Information

Renewal registration and CE must be complete by October 31st each year to maintain your CRTP status.

To renew your CTEC registration all CRTPs must…

  1. Complete 20-hours of continuing tax education by October 31st each year
    • 10-hrs fed tax law
    • 3-hrs fed tax update
    • 2-hrs Ethics
    • 5-hrs CA state
  2. Maintain a $5,000 tax preparer bond
  3. Ensure Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) is valid
  4. Renew your CTEC registration by October 31st

Our most popular CA continuing education courses & seminars include:

Additional continuing education options:

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