California Tax Education Council

Welcome to the CTEC Preparer Registration and Personal Account.

Please enter your Last Name and Last Six digits of your SSN # below to continue.

NOTE:  CTEC registration now requires you to upload a copy of your bond policy while registering or renewing.  Please make sure to scan your bond certificate before you start the registration/renewal process.

You must be a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP) or have 60-hours of Qualifying Education completed and submitted by a CTEC Approved Provider in order to access this system. 

Click here to find a list of CTEC Approved Education Providers -->  Approved Education Providers

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Having trouble registering?

If you recently completed your education please allow 30 business days for the education provider to report the completion of your education to CTEC.

If it's been more than 30 business days and your unable to login, there could be an error with your SSN or spelling of your last name.  Contact CTEC for assistance at 877-850-2832.