Continuing Education Hours Done

The Fun and Profitable Way.  PRONTO!

  • Knock Out Both Your CTEC and Your IRS Hours with one relevant, convenient, NOT BORING update & refresher course.

  • Trusted and Enjoyed by thousands of CTEC Tax Preparers since 2011.  Proven track record!

  • Created by Actively Working Tax Pros.  Who creates these other courses?  Are they actively working tax pros who do tax returns for real clients?  🤔

  • The Ultimate Convenience.  No missed classes, no getting stuck in traffic.  Learn anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.


See what our CTEC Members have to say:

Over 1,000 Real Customer Reviews of the 20 Hour CTEC Course (Average 4.7 out of 5 stars)

Another painless experience!

Kathryn Matthews

Entertaining lesson!

Vickie Adams

Very thorough and not boring!

Amy Whelan

Test was user friendly, easy to navigate and all the reading material at your fingertips.

Sally Echeverria

Overall interesting and engaging content, I would recommend this program to colleagues.

Daniel Parnell

I have taken many CTEC courses in the past, but this is the best.

Ann Marie Gurrola

Meet Your Instructor:


– Founder and CEO, Pronto Tax School, Inc.

Andrew Freiburghouse, known as Andy Frye in "Tax World," is a tax consultant and Enrolled Agent (E.A.) licensed to represent taxpayers before all levels of the IRS.


Andy started his tax career as a tax preparer at Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc., a third-generation family business with multiple locations based in Southern California.


After preparing more than 10,000 tax returns and developing extensive employee training programs within his family business, Andy founded Pronto Tax School, Inc., an online training company that educates and empowers tax professionals and taxpayers nationwide.


Pronto Tax School is a CTEC-approved, IRS-approved, and NASBA-approved education provider that offers credentialing and continuing education certificate programs, as well as career advancement and business development training.


Andy is a graduate of Santa Clara University, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, and The School of Tax Business Hard Knocks.

Find a plan that’s right for you:

Both options come with a rock solid 14-Day Money Back Guarantee 

(except if your hours have already been reported to CTEC or IRS).

The One-Time Purchase



charged one-time

Best Choice for Tax Pros Seeking an Efficient, High-Quality, Low-Cost CTEC & IRS Hours Online Tax Course Solution

  • CTEC and IRS Approved Course

  • Not Ridiculously Boring!  (Warning: you may actually enjoy your CE this year!)

  • Satisfies Your 20 Hour CTEC Renewal Education Requirement

  • Meets IRS Requirements for AFSP Credential for CTEC Tax Preparers

  • Created By Real Tax Pros For Real Tax Pros

  • All the Federal Tax Updates You Need to Know (Tax Year 2021)

  • All the California Tax Updates You Need to Know (Tax Year 2021)

  • 120 Days Access to Course Materials

  • Instant Online Scoring

  • Fast Response Email & Phone Support

  • Hours Reported Within 10 Minutes of Course Completion (average)

  • Email Notification to You When Hours Are Reported

The Forever Edition



auto-charged once

per year, cancel anytime

Best Choice for Tax Pros Seeking to Gain an Advantage Over Your Competitors and Thrive in the New Era of Tax While Satisfying CTEC and IRS Hours

  • Everything You Get in the One-Time Purchase, Plus:

  • Early Access to the New Course

  • Your Course Access Never Expires, Access Anytime!

  • Lock-In Today's Price Forever (same price every year)

  • Subscription Auto-Renews Once Per Year (June 30)

  • Cancel Anytime, Never Any Obligation to Renew

  • Multiple Course Version Updates Throughout the Year

  • The Famous "Right-Before-Tax-Season Newsletter" with All the Last Minute Changes

  • Past 2 years federal tax update included for reference

  • Exclusive Video Training

  • Exclusive Live Q & A Sessions Hosted by Course Creator Andy Frye

  • Other Surprise Goodies TBD!  We Add More Forever Edition Bonuses Throughout the Year Based on Requests from Members

Watch How Easy It Is to Use Our Online Course System:

Why We Recommend the Forever Edition:

If you plan to continue being a CTEC tax preparer, we do recommend the Forever Edition Membership.  That Membership allows us to give you a lot more value, at a lower price, while locking your price for life.  You can cancel anytime and there is never any obligation to renew.


Every growing business at some point faces a choice: you can either focus on being the cheapest, or you can focus on being the best.  We have made our choice (Option #2) and we will continue to invest extensive resources into improving our products and services every single year, because we know that's what our Members need from us. 


The Forever Edition allows us to keep improving this product, without raising prices on our thousands of Loyal CTEC Members who use this course every year.


CTEC Forever Edition Members are the Rock upon which Pronto Tax School is built.  We greatly appreciate your support of our efforts to make sure ALL tax preparers have access to high quality, low cost tax trainings that makes your life as a tax pro easier, more profitable, and more FUN!


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this course:

What is the purpose of taking a 20 hour CTEC-approved and IRS-approved continuing education course?

Why should I choose the Pronto Tax School Renew CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education Course over other 20 hour tax preparer continuing education courses?

Can I take your 20 hour CTEC-approved tax course online?

Do I have to go anywhere and take a test?

Are the quizzes and exams open book?

Do you have video training included?

How many hours are included in this course?

This is a 20 hour course, with five sections:

  1. Federal Tax Update (3 hours)
  2. Tax Deductions Refresher (5 hours)
  3. Tax Credits Refresher (5 hours)
  4. Ethics for Tax Professionals (2 hours)
  5. California Tax Update & Refresher (5 hours)

The course hours are measured by the "Word Count Method."  Not all students require 20 hours to complete the course and you are not required to stay "logged in" for a full 20 hours.  You do need to pass an exam relevant to each section of the course (sections shown above).  You can take those exams as many times as you need to pass.  All answers are in the textbook.


CTEC course number is 6201-CE-0018.

I don't want any recurring charge on my credit card.

I logged into my course and I don't see all the extra stuff listed under the Forever Edition Membership?  Live training webinars, etc.

You mention that the Forever Edition Membership includes "multiple course version" updates.  What does that mean?

What about the IRS AFSP credential? Is that included?

Yes! If you take this course and want the AFSP credential, you got it. Keep in mind, this course is only for California tax professionals. If you are based in another state, please take our AFSP course

What are the learning objectives for this course and what professional skills should I expect to attain or improve by completing this course?

Are there any prerequisites I should be aware of, before I take this course?

Do you provide a Spanish version of the course?

If I don't like the course, can I get a refund?

How do I know if I already have a Forever Edition Membership?

How do I cancel my Forever Edition Membership?

After I complete the course, how do I know what to do next?

We provide you with EXACT, step-by-step instructions of how to renew your registration with CTEC, what to do with IRS, etc. upon completion of the course.  Do not worry, we will provide clarity for you!

Can I upgrade to the Forever Edition if I purchase the One Time now?

Will this course give me CE if I'm an Enrolled Agent?

Will this course give me CPE if I'm a CPA?

How can I contact Pronto before I buy or if I need help?

How do I know that Pronto Tax School is a legitimate education provider?

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