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Renewal Registrations Start August 1st

Monday, August 1, 2022 - 0 comments

The 2022/2023 renewal registration cycle for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (CRTPs) starts August 1, 2022 and ends October 31, 2022.

How do I renew online?

To renew online, click on the button Already a CRTP – Click here to login to your account located on the homepage. To renew, you must have:

  • Basic personal information

  • Current bond information and bond certificate - Bonds MUST be uploaded through your account on the CTEC website

  • 20 hours of continuing education (10 hours of federal tax law, three hours of federal tax law updates, 2 hours of ethics and 5 hours of state) already uploaded into the CTEC database

  • A new or renewed IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)

  • Visa or MasterCard to pay the $33 registration fee


Some CRTPs continue to log into their account, however, instead of following the renewal steps, they “reprint” their CTEC certificate for $10 and think they registered. Renewals can only be completed by following the above steps and paying the $33 registration fee! 



CRTPs who fail to meet the October 31, 2022 renewal deadline have until January 15, 2023 to pay the $55 late fee, plus the $33 registration fee and renew late.

Missed the Late Renewal Deadline? What to Know...

CRTPs who miss the January 15th deadline to renew late will have to start over, pass a criminal background check and submit fingerprint images to CTEC, PLUS retake the 60-hour qualifying education course, obtain a bond, provide proof of a PTIN from the IRS, and pay CTEC fees.

Due to legislative changes that took effect July 1, 2020, CTEC cannot approve the status of applicants to register or reregister until a background check is passed.


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