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CTEC Now Accepting New Applications

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 46 comments

Registration for new applicants starts November 1, 2021. As of last year, new registrants must also pass a background check before their application can be approved. 

California Business & Professions Code Section 22251.3 was amended to require new applicants who would like to become a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP) to pass a criminal background check and submit fingerprint images to CTEC to determine an individual’s eligibility to register.  

This means new registrants must complete the following before their application will be considered:

The new requirements are NOT applicable to current CRTPs, only new applicants who register on or after July 1, 2020.  

However, CRTPs who allow their CTEC registration to expire and would like to reregister with CTEC on or after July 1, 2020, will not only be required to retake the 60 hour QE course, they will also be required to go through a background check and resubmit fingerprint images to CTEC.

Already completed the requirements? Click here to register >>


 

Comments


Juan Rivera CTEC ID: 331012 commented on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

My application indicates that my provider has not electronically reported to you my education. I have contacted H & R Block twice and they state that this information has already been forward. I was provided with CTEC Number: 1040-QE-2538, which appears on my Certificate of Completion. Can I email this to you or how can I resolve this pertaining issue. Thank you very much for your asssistance.

CTEC replied on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

You can email CTEC staff at info@ctec.org with a copy of your certificate for further assistance.


ASunny commented on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

How do I submit my surety bond online?

CTEC replied on Thursday, December 2, 2021

If you're already registered with CTEC, log into your account here https://www.ctec.org/App/Preparer/Login- then input the information. If you're new and waiting for the application to process, you can only submit the bond information after approval.


Sunny commented on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

I do I submit my surety bond online?


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

the time to register is over and I did not receive any guidance to access the application to register. What can i do in this situation, please provide guidance as soon as possible. Thanks.

CTEC replied on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

You can call the CTEC office at 877.850.2832 for further guidance.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

I logged in the DOJ and I was informed that my background check was completed and for further inquiries to contact the agency that requested it. Time is running out and I was given until November 30 to register. However, I am unable to access the application to register. Please provide guidance as soon as possible.


Alisa Reyolds commented on Monday, November 22, 2021

I do not know how to update my application with new information that I was informed to do. was informed on the site to "Select from the options below to view or update information for your account (as needed)." But it will not prompt

CTEC replied on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

You will need to call the CTEC office for assistance at 877.850.2832.


Grace Valenzuela commented on Monday, November 22, 2021

Do we need a special code in order to do the Live Scan process for the CTEC?

CTEC replied on Monday, November 22, 2021

No special code is required. However, you need to print the live scan form found within your new application. You will need to take that live scan form with you to a location authorized by DOJ. The form has all the required information populated for CTEC.


Irma Sanchez commented on Sunday, November 21, 2021

i just completed my qualifying education and i need to purchase a tax preparer surety bond. Where can I find an approved surety bond company. Thank you

CTEC replied on Monday, November 22, 2021

You can contact your insurance agent for assistance.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

ACCORDING YOUR INFORMATION YOU ARE WAITING FOR THE LIVE SCAN RESULTS. NOW I HAVE COMPLETED MY 20 HOURS CE COURSE CAN I REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE IN PAPER OR ANY WAY I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE LIVE SCAN RESULT.

CTEC replied on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

CTEC cannot approve your ability to register until the live scan results are in. You will have to wait.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

I HAD TRYING MANY TIMES TO REGISTER FOR 20 HOURS CONTINUE EDUCATION, BUT HAD BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO ENTER IN THE APPLICATION EVERY TIME I INTENT TO DO IT I FOUND THIS EXPLANATION "WE ARE WAITING FOR LIVE SCAN RESULT' TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO. THANKS BEFORE HAND.

CTEC replied on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

You will have to wait for the result before registering with CTEC.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

I HAD TRYING MANY TIMES TO REGISTER FOR 20 HOURS CONTINUE EDUCATION, BUT HAD BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO ENTER IN THE APPLICATION EVERY TIME I INTENT TO DO IT I FOUND THIS EXPLANATION "WE ARE WAITING FOR LIVE SCAN RESULT' TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO. THANKS BEFORE HAND.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

I HAD TRYING MANY TIMES TO REGISTER FOR 20 HOURS CONTINUE EDUCATION, BUT HAD BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO ENTER IN THE APPLICATION EVERY TIME I INTENT TO DO IT I FOUND THIS EXPLANATION "WE ARE WAITING FOR LIVE SCAN RESULT' TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO. THANKS BEFORE HAND.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

i need notice from you.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Monday, November 15, 2021

I COMPLETED THE TWO COURSES ONE FOR 60 HOURS AND THE OTHER ONE FOR 20 HOURS. DO I NEED TO REGISTER TWICE, ONE REGISTRATION FOR EACH COURSE.

CTEC replied on Monday, November 15, 2021

Yes, you will need to register twice if this is your first time registering with CTEC. First for completing the 60 hours course. Once that registration is complete, you can then renew your registration.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Monday, November 15, 2021

I COMPLETED THE TWO COURSES ONE FOR 60 HOURS AND THE OTHER ONE FOR 20 HOURS. DO I NEED TO REGISTER TWICE, ONE REGISTRATION FOR EACH COURSE.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Monday, November 15, 2021

i want to see the register application


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Monday, November 15, 2021

none


question commented on Friday, November 12, 2021

Angelica ya tengo mi PTIN PARA HCER IMPUESTOS FEDERALES PARA HACER DEL ESTADO DE CALIFORNIA NECESITO OTRO PTIN?

CTEC replied on Friday, November 12, 2021

No, solo IRS PTIN.


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Friday, November 12, 2021

i want to see my registration

CTEC replied on Friday, November 12, 2021

Log into your account here - https://www.ctec.org/App/Preparer/Login


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Friday, November 12, 2021

n/a


Junior Nazaryan commented on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Where do I email/send my application electronically to? Is there a email address, or a link?

CTEC replied on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Once you've completed all the registration requirements, you can log into your CTEC account to register and pay the $33 fee.


Junior Nazaryan commented on Thursday, November 11, 2021

I am applying as a New Preparer, where do I mail the Live Scan application to?

CTEC replied on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Take the completed Live Scan Form with you to the Live Scan location you have selected where they will complete the fingerprinting process and send the information electronically to the California Department of Justice (DOJ). The Live Scan Facility will return the completed form to you for your records. DO NOT send this form to CTEC.


Juan Bailly commented on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

I want to register.

CTEC replied on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

To register as a new tax preparer, click here for more information - https://www.ctec.org/App/Preparer/NewApplication/index. To renew a registration, click here - https://www.ctec.org/App/Preparer/Login


HORTENSIA LINARTE commented on Monday, November 8, 2021

I WANT TO REGISTER

CTEC replied on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

To register as a new tax preparer, click here for more information - https://www.ctec.org/App/Preparer/NewApplication/index. To renew a registration, click here - https://www.ctec.org/App/Preparer/Login


John m commented on Sunday, November 7, 2021

What is final date to submit for ctec for 2021

CTEC replied on Monday, November 8, 2021

The final late renewal date is January 15, 2022.


Cassandra commented on Wednesday, November 3, 2021

How do you renew CTEC, this site is not helpful. I have my PTIN which exp 12/31/2022

CTEC replied on Wednesday, November 3, 2021

In addition to having a current PTIN, you can only renew with CTEC if you completed 20 hours of continuing education from an approved provider, plus have proof of a current bond. Any education you completed must be uploaded by your provider. They have ten days from the date the course was completed to do so.


Cheral Jenkins commented on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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JOHN C KOBES commented on Monday, November 1, 2021

CTEC LIC A003000


A00300 commented on Monday, November 1, 2021

RENEWAL OF CTEC LIC