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California Tax Courses

California Tax Courses is a CTEC Approved Continuing Education and Qualifying Education Provider. Our courses are offered online and can be accessed from a computer or smartphone, 24/7 anywhere you have access to the internet! We offer a 20 hour continuing education course for those who want to renew their CTEC registration, and a 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course for those who want to become a registered tax preparer.

CTEC 60 Hour Course

Qualifying Education
CTEC Approved
2023-2024 Tax Laws
Meets CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education Requirement
Everything You Need To Know To Prepare Taxes
Online Video Course with complimentary PDF
Book Available as an additional study aid
Online Exam with Immediate Results
24/7 Course Access
Hours Reported within 24 hours!
Unliimited Exam Attempts
Student Support Available Via Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Questions before enrolling? Call us at (888) 229-1994
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CTEC 20 Hour Course

Continuing Education
CTEC & IRS Approved
Meets CTEC 20 Hour Renewal Requirement
Satisfies IRS AFSP Requirements for CTEC Tax Preparers
Online Video Course with complimentary PDF
Book Available as an additional study aid
Online Exam with Immediate Results
24/7 Course Access
Hours Reported within 24 hours!
Most Current and Up To Date Tax Laws
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Student Support Available Via Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Questions before enrolling? Call us at (888) 229-1994
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School Credentials & Reviews

California Tax Courses is a CTEC & IRS Approved Education Provider. We are also a Proud Member of the Business Consumer Alliance and TrustPilot.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you approved by CTEC to offer continuing or qualifying education courses?
Yes, California Tax Courses is approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) and the IRS for continuing (CE) and qualifying (QE) education. Our CTEC provider number is 6280 and our IRS Provider number is HPKCW. You can view our company listed on the CTEC website at

Are you approved by the IRS to offer continuing education?
California Tax Courses is an IRS Approved Education Provider. Our IRS Provider number is HPKCW. You can find our company and information listed on the IRS Website at
How do I take your course? Where do I login at?

All of our courses and exams are delivered online. Once you pay for the course, you will automatically receive an email with your login information (check your spam folder if you can’t find it). The course can be accessed from your computer, tablet, or smartphone anywhere you can connect to the internet. You can login at anytime 24/7 and take your course at your own pace. Your progress is automatically saved when you log out, or leave the website, so you can resume from where you left off.

Going somewhere for the weekend and want to work on the course while you’re gone. No problem! As long as you have internet access on your device, you can access your course!

Our online courses are all in Video format with a complimentary PDF that you can download and use to follow along or study with.

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How long will I have access to your courses?
You will always have full access to your CTEC tax course, even after you’ve completed it. This means you can retake your courses or go back for a refresher as many times as you’d like. You will also have access to your completion certificate at any time. 

After 1 year of enrolling, the course will no longer be good for CTEC credit, as we have to update our coures each year with new tax laws. So if you take more than 1 year to complete your course, you'll need to enroll in new updated course for CTEC credit.
I'm interested in becoming a California Tax Preparer, which course should I enroll in?

If you want to prepare taxes for a fee or compensation in the state of California, you are first required to complete a CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education tax course. You will also need to complete a series of other steps for CTEC, in order to become a Registered Tax Preparer. Click >HERE< for more information.

What is the deadline to renew with CTEC? When do I need to enroll in and complete the CTEC 20 Hour Renewal Course?

The deadline to complete your CTEC Registration Renewal is October 31st. You must have your CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education tax course completed and CTEC fees paid by this date in order to complete your registration renewal. 

What is the deadline to complete the CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education course? How long will the course take?
There is NO deadline for the 60 hour QE Course. How long it take all depends on you. The course is self-paced.

When you are finished with the 60 hour qualifying education course, complete the remaining steps in the CTEC registration process (click >HERE< for more information). When these steps are done and you receive your certification, from CTEC, you are ready to begin!

You must complete 20 hours of continuing education and pay your renewal fees to CTEC every year in order to stay registered.
How long will it take your school to report my course completion hours to CTEC and the IRS?

California Tax Courses will report their students course completion to CTEC and/or the IRS typically within 1-3 hours, depending on the day and time you complete your course. If your course is completed on the weekend, it will be reported between 9am-1pm Monday morning.

We also stay up late on October 31st and the January late deadline, till midnight to make sure everyone who completes their course last minute has their hours reported before the Midnight deadline. Be sure to pay your fees owed to CTEC in order to complete your registration!

Do you offer refunds?

If you are not completely satisfied with our course, we will offer you a full refund within thirty (15) days of purchasing. No refunds given for group orders or to students who have completed more than one quiz or any final exams.

If you ordered the Online Course Physical Book Package, a full refund can only be given once the physical book has been returned to us. You are responsible for paying the return shipping. A tracking number must be emailed to for all returning books. All physical book returns can be shipped back to the following address:

Refunds will not be given to customers of the 20 hour continuing education course who missed the CTEC Renewal Deadline and are unable to renew.

Vervante Returns
400 N. Geneva Road STE C
Lindon, UT 84042

​If you are requesting a refund please call us at (888) 229-1994

Where is your school located?
Because of the recent COVID-19 Pandemic, California Tax Courses delivers its course content exclusively online. Our office is located in Los Angeles.

What are your hours of opertation?

California Tax Courses support team is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm PST.

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