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How It Works

National Tax School offers interactive distance learning courses that satisfy California Tax Education Council (CTEC) Continuing Education credits (CE) as well as the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE credits. Choose from our available courses to satisfy any number of Federal Tax Law, Ethics, Tax Law Updates, and State credits. We also offer full course packages with enough credit hours to satisfy the CTEC 20-Hour CE, and the IRS AFSP 18-Hour CE.

Once enrolled, you will login to the National Tax School website. Our interactive courses consist of short Audio/Visual presentations accompanied in most cases with required reading. After completing the assignment and answering the course review questions, you will be presented a test on your chosen subject. Once you pass with a grade of 70% or higher, you will have achieved the number of credits for that particular course. Your test results will be registered with the appropriate agency within 10 days of completion once that agency begins accepting registrations. If you purchased one of our course packages, your certificate of completion will be available AFTER you complete all required credits.

Course Materials

All course materials will be provided to you after online enrollment. You will receive a confirmation email containing your login credentials which will allow you to access your course materials.

Passing Score

A minimum score of 70% is required to successfully pass any test. If your score is less than 70%, you will be able to retake the test.

CTEC - IRS Submission

Once you have completed the required course material and passed all your course exams with a score of 70% or higher, we will submit your credit information to both CTEC and/or the IRS. It is your responsibility to complete any enrollment process and pay any applicable registration fees.

Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to you upon successfully passing your course.

Refund Policy

National Tax School is confident that the student will find the information both informative and helpful to their tax practice. If the student wishes to return the product, a full refund will be issued within 5 days after the purchase date of the product, as long as the course test has not been submitted for grading. No refunds will be issued after 5 days.

National Tax School, a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer, has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education that counts as credit towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirement to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2832, by phone toll-free at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.