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Over 1,000 Real Customer Reviews of the 20 Hour CTEC Course (Average 4.7 out of 5 stars)
Another painless experience!
Very thorough and not boring!
Test was user friendly, easy to navigate and all the reading material at your fingertips.
Overall interesting and engaging content, I would recommend this program to colleagues.
I have taken many CTEC courses in the past, but this is the best.
Andy Frye, EA
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.
20 HOUR CTEC COURSE
The Forever Edition
Gain an Advantage Over Your Competitors and Thrive in the New Era of Tax While Satisfying CTEC and IRS Hours. We also provide a rock solid 14-Day Money Back Guarantee, in case you're not happy for any reason. The only money back refund exception is if your course hours have already been reported to CTEC or IRS.
per year, cancel anytime
🚨Avoid the $55 Late Fee🚨
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 2022)
All the California Tax Updates You Need to Know (Tax Year 2022)
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
Your Course Access Never Expires, Access Anytime!
Lock-In Today's Price Forever (same price every year)
Subscription Auto-Renews Once Per Year (We Notify You Ahead of Time in Case You Want to Cancel)
Cancel Anytime, Never Any Obligation to Renew
Multiple Course Version Updates Throughout the Year
Course Available in Both English and Spanish at No Extra Charge
The Famous "Right-Before-Tax-Season Newsletter" with All the Last Minute Changes
Live Q & A Session Every Quarter (4 Sessions Per Year) to Discuss New Changes, Ask Questions, and Network with Your Fellow Tax Pros
Community Support to Help with Tricky Tax Questions and Network with Your Fellow Tax Pros
Other Surprise Goodies TBD! We Add More Forever Edition Bonuses Throughout the Year Based on Requests from Members
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:
Every California tax preparer must complete 20 hours of continuing education per year in order to keep the CTEC registration current. You can face fines of up $5,000 per incident if you do taxes for pay without current CTEC registration. Completing your annual course helps you stay compliant, while also updating and refreshing you for the tax season ahead.
Our 20 hour CTEC & IRS course is unique and popular for two main reasons: 1) it's developed by real tax preparers who actually work with real clients, and 2) it's not insanely boring like so many other tax education products. In fact, it's rather entertaining at times, if we do say so ourselves. Our perspective is unique, and we focus on creating great value for you.
Yes. You read the textbook, watch the videos, take the test, and get instant scoring, all online. With the Forever Edition Membership, we also provide three live online training webinars, with full question & answer.
Nope! It's all done online.
Yes! All quizzes and exams are open book. And all the answers to all the questions are in the book.
Yes! We utilize a "mix" of PDF textbook chapters, short video training episodes, and interactive questions to create a robust learning experience.
This is a 20 hour course, with five sections:
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.
We understand! Other education providers will sell you a one-time purchase course. Our focus is exclusively on providing amazing value for our Members who have decided to "roll with us" along this bumpy road we call The Tax Game. Keep in mind with our Memberships that they are always a "cancel anytime" policy. And we always send you notifications ahead of any charge to your card, so that you can cancel if you want to cancel.
In order to provide you with the most updated information, some of the Forever Edition bonuses come out closer to tax season, while some are available instantly. As a Forever Edition Member, you'll receive notifications when new Forever Edition Bonuses are posted. And, since your course access doesn't expire, you can log in at anytime to view those additional bonus trainings!
We conduct three main "versions" of this course: the July 1 release, a September update, and then a January update (right before tax season). Forever Edition Members get access to every updated version, when it comes out. This allows you to "pick up" all the new changes throughout the year without paying for extra courses before tax season!
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.
This course is designed for existing tax preparers who are registered with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). While anyone can take the course just to get the training provided, CTEC tax preparers are the intended audience, as this course will satisfy all your annual CE hours required for both CTEC and IRS. This course assumes that you already have a basic level of tax knowledge, such as completing a Basic Income Tax Course.
If you are not yet a CTEC tax preparer, and want to become one, click here to view our "Become a Tax Preparer" 60 Hour CTEC Course.
If you are unsure of your registration status with CTEC, click here to view the CTEC website so that you can check your status and/or learn about CTEC's rules.
Yes, we sure do! We are committed to providing tax education in both English and Spanish. The Spanish course version is now included in the Forever Edition Membership! To request your Spanish language course after you become a Forever Edition Member (or if you already are a Forever Edition Member), please contact our support team and request us to add the Spanish language version to your Pronto Tax School account.
Absolutely. We offer a 14-Day No Hassle Money Back Guarantee on this course! The only exception is if we have already reported your hours. If we have reported either your CTEC or IRS hours, there are no refunds whatsoever, even if you're within the 14 day period.
If you already have a Forever Edition Membership from a previous year, our system won't allow you to buy it again; the system will tell you that you're already enrolled. To check your membership status, click here to log in to your Pronto Tax School Account. If you see a course in your Dashboard called "Forever Edition Bonuses," you're already a Forever Edition Member. You don't need to buy or do anything, your new course will just automatically show up in your account on July 1.
We only want you to be a Member if you want to be a Member. You can cancel anytime! Either visit this page to cancel, or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you want to cancel. You'll then receive a notification that your Membership has been canceled and no charge will appear on your card.
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!
No. To get CE as an EA, please go to www.courses.prontotaxschool.com and find our "CE for EAs" package of courses.
No. To get CPE as an CPA, please go to www.courses.prontotaxschool.com and find our "CPE for CPAs" package of courses.
We support Members primarily via fast response email support. You can ask questions or get support by emailing email@example.com. Every email you send creates a 'ticket' on our system that must be resolved and this makes sure that we take care of every single need that you have. We also conduct phone support at 310-422-1283.
Yes, we know, the name "Pronto" may not be overly fancy :)
Rest assured, however, that we have undergone extensive and rigorous processes to earn approval from CTEC, IRS, and NASBA.
Click here to view our CTEC approved provider info, our provider number with CTEC is 6201.
Click here to view our IRS approved provider info, our provider number with IRS is MPMDK.
Click here to view our NASBA approved provider info, our sponsor number with NASBA is 143984.
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