California Tax Education Council

Education Providers

How to Become an Education Provider

Thank you for your interest in becoming or maintaining your status as an approved continuing education provider with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC).  As an approved provider your course(s) may be offered to several thousand CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (CRTPs).


To attain approval, providers must submit one course for evaluation.  Once approved, a provider may develop and offer additional courses, each of which must meet the same CTEC education standards and requirements that are required of each course submitted.  To maintain CTEC standards, periodic reviews and audits are conducted.  Under CP14, periodic reviews of approved providers are conducted once every three years.


Providers can be approved to provide two types of education, qualifying education (QE) and continuing education (CE).  Separate approval is required for each type of education. 


Providers approved to offer self-study courses are automatically approved to offer face-to-face (instructor-led) courses.  However, providers approved to offer face-to-face courses MUST obtain additional approval to offer self-study courses.


To apply for approval as a CTEC education provider, select the application type below. 


CTEC Provider Applications


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