Online CPE Hours

We offer 20 online continuing professional education (CPE) courses presented in self-study format.

  • Courses are valid for CPAs, EAs, and tax preparers in all 50 states!
  • AFSP/IRS and CTEC approved (see Overview).
  • Satisfaction rating for our courses is 4.95 out of 5.

Note: Online CPE Hours do not expire.

20 Online CPE Hours: $189
8 Online CPE Hours: $119
2 Online CPE Hours: $39
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Course Catalog

Use your Online CPE Hours to complete any of the courses listed below.

CPE Course   CPE Hours   New   IRS Course Category   
Annual Federal Tax RefresherMore(+)6Federal Tax Refresher
California Tax for CRTPsMore(+)5California Only
Individual Tax Prep 101More(+)5Federal Tax Law
Business EntitiesMore(+)4Federal Tax Law
Clients With DependentsMore(+)4Federal Tax Law
Individual Tax Prep 201More(+)4Federal Tax Law
Self-EmployedMore(+)4Federal Tax Law
Federal Tax Law UpdateMore(+)3Tax Law Updates
Hot TopicsMore(+)3Federal Tax Law
Qualified Business Income DeductionMore(+)3Federal Tax Law
Real Estate and Rental ActivitiesMore(+)3Federal Tax Law
Avoid Ethical ViolationsMore(+)2Ethics
Circular 230 EthicsMore(+)2Ethics
COVID-19More(+)2Tax Law Updates
Disclosing Client InformationMore(+)2Ethics
EstatesMore(+)2Federal Tax Law
Foreign Tax IssuesMore(+)2Federal Tax Law
Clients With Unpaid TaxesMore(+)1Federal Tax Law
Death of a TaxpayerMore(+)1Federal Tax Law
FarmersMore(+)1Federal Tax Law
High Income TaxpayersMore(+)1Federal Tax Law

How it Works

  • Purchase hours to complete any course.
  • Receive instant access to hours.
  • Read courses online or print provided PDF.
  • Share hours with your staff. Assign courses.
  • Track completed courses.
  • Print certificates of completions.
  • Course results are uploaded to IRS and CTEC.

Valid in all 50 States

Our courses are valid for CPAs, EAs, and tax preparers in all 50 states! (More)

National Registry of CPE Sponsors QAS California Tax Education Council Internal Revenue Service

Excellent Courses at Low Prices

You will enjoy our courses! In fact, the average satisfaction rating for our courses is 4.95 out of 5. It is our passion to provide the best courses at the best prices.

Retail Price Price Per Hour
20 Online CPE Hours - Best Value! $189.00 $7.45
8 Online CPE Hours $119.00 $11.13
2 Online Credit Hours $39.00 $14.50

Course Information

  • Field of Study: Taxes
  • Expiration Date: Online CPE Hours do not expire. Subject to CPE Policy.
  • Type of Delivery Method: Interactive self-study.
  • Passing Grade: Participants who answer a minimum of 70% correct on the final exam will be sent a Certificate of Completion via email. Results are regularly uploaded to the IRS and CTEC.
  • Refund Policy: 30-day money-back guarantee. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our customer service department at 1-866-919-5277.
  • Advance Preparation: No advance preparation is needed to complete any of our courses.
  • Record Retention: Tax Materials, Inc. will retain a record of course participants and final exam scores for a minimum of five years.

CTEC Approved

Tax Materials, Inc. is registered with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) to provide continuing education to registered tax professionals.

  • All courses offered by Tax Materials, Inc. are CTEC approved.
  • Results are regularly uploaded to CTEC.

California Tax for CRTPs - 5 CPE Hours

Learn rules specific to California related to filing tax returns to report items for individuals, businesses, estates, filing requirements, and user fees administered by the Senate of California Franchise Tax Board.

  • Course satisfies the CTEC 5 hour California state tax requirement for CRTPs.
  • Next update planned for 2/1/2022

Course Overview
This course covers rules specific to California income tax returns. Program content includes rules for individuals, partnerships, LLCs, corporations, estates and trusts, and other filing requirements and user fees administered by the State of California Franchise Tax Board.

CPE Hours
5 CPE Hours. One 50-minute period equals one CPE Credit Hour.

Learning Objectives

Recommended Participants
Individuals who prepare California income tax returns are encouraged to participate in this course.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors ID Number

CTEC Course Number

Annual Filing Season Program

Internal Revenue Service

The Annual Filing Season Program is a voluntary program, offered by the IRS, designed to encourage tax return preparers to participate in continuing education (CPE) courses. We are an approved IRS CPE Provider. (More)

Two Classifications of Tax Preparers

The IRS has determined two classifications of tax preparers.

1) Exempt from AFTR (Credentialed)
Tax Preparers with one of the following credentials are exempt from completing the AFTR course and test if they choose to participate in the AFSP:

  • CPA
  • Attorney
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
  • Enrolled Actuary
  • National and State Tests (More)

2) Non-Exempt from AFTR (Non-Credentialed)
Tax preparers are required to take the AFTR course and test in addition to the continuing education hours to receive the AFSP-Record of Completion.

Continuing Education (CPE) Requirements

Continuing Education taken between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021 will count as CPE Hours for the AFSP - Record of Completion.

Exempt - 15 Total CPE Hours
3 CPE Hours - Tax Law Updates
10 CPE Hours - Federal Tax Law
2 CPE Hours - Ethics
Non-Exempt - 18 Total CPE Hours
6 CPE Hours - AFTR Course and Test
10 CPE Hours - Federal Tax Law
2 CPE Hours - Ethics

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