California Tax Education Council

Approved Education Providers

Enter your search criteria below to find qualifying and continuing education course providers approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC).

Face-to-face – Face to Face (Instructor-led) courses such as live conferences and seminars qualify as for continuing education if the course: 

  1. Requires attendance and provides each attendee with a certificate of attendance;
  2. Is conducted by a qualified instructor, discussion leader, or speaker (See paragraph 26(d) below);
  3. Provides or requires a written outline, textbook, or suitable electronic materials; and
  4. Utilizes a means of monitoring participants’ attendance.

Self-study course:: A self-study course is an educational process designed to permit a student to learn a given subject without the face-to-face involvement of an instructor. Course materials are generally provided by mail, downloaded from the Internet, or provided online. Self-study courses (including taped courses) qualify as continuing education courses only if all the following requirements are met: ​​​​​​​

  1. Registration is required of the students by the education provider.
  2. A final exam is required, described in greater detail below, as a means of evaluating the successful completion of the course by the student, and an education certificate of completion (see CP11) must be issued by the provider to the student confirming successful completion of the course.
  3. A written outline, textbook, or suitable electronic educational materials are required (see CP24 for additional requirements).
  4. The requirements established for a qualified CE course pursuant to § 10.6(f) are met and the course is offered by a curriculum provider that meets the requirements of § 10.9 of Circular 230 for federal credit.

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