(18-hour CE Credit ) - Self-study.

Price $97.

For the 5 courses listed below, you will receive a Certificate by email for each exam you passed with 70% or more, we will report your CE Credit hour to the IRS. 

The IRS will send you a Certificate of Completion for (2022 AFSP) once you complete and passed all 5 exams. 

  • 2022 AFTR (6h CE Credit)
  • Tax Return Prepares Ethical Issues (2h CE Credit)
  • Section 199A Pass-Through Deduction (3h CE Credit)
  • Earned Income Credit (3h CE Credit)
  • Education Tax Benefits (4h CE Credit)

Annual Filing Season Program, AFSP.

This voluntary program recognizes the efforts of tax return preparers who are generally not attorneys, certified public accountants (CPAs), or enrolled agents. The IRS issues an AFSP Record of Completion certificate to return preparers who obtain a certain number of continuing education hours in preparation for a specific tax year.

Among the benefits of obtaining this credential are the possibility of representing clients for which an AFSP Record of Completion holder prepared returns, and to be listed on the IRS’ website as such one holder.

To receive a Record of Completion for filing season 2021, all continuing education must be finished by December 31, 2021.

Depending on certain factors, a tax return preparer will need to obtain a certain amount of continuing education hours from an IRS-approved CE provider according to the following chart:

Course Category

Exempt Preparers

Non-exempt Preparers

AFTR (*)



Federal Tax Law



Federal Tax Law Updates






(*) The Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course is a 6-hour course covering general filing season issues and new tax law updates.  It requires a mandatory, three-hour, 100 question test to ensure comprehension of the materials. All questions are multiple choice format and the student must answer a minimum of 70% correctly to pass the course and get continuing education credit.

   Exempt Preparers are the following:

  • Anyone who passed the RTRP test administered by the IRS between November 2011 and January 2013.

  • Return preparers who are active registrants of the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners, California Tax Education Council, and/or Maryland State Board

    of Individual Tax Preparers.

  • SEE Part I Test-Passers who have passed it within the past two years.
  • VITA volunteers

  • Other accredited tax-focused credential-holders: The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation’s Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA) and
  •  Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) programs.
All others are considered Non-exempt Preparers

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