The California Chartered Tax Professional Online Certificate Program will help you become qualified as a California Tax Preparer through the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). The California Chartered Tax Professional Certificate Program is composed of six modules in Federal income tax preparation to prepare you for the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE), plus a California supplement. The Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) is a test that individuals can take to become an Enrolled Agent in the United States. The Enrolled Agent credential is issued and regulated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
After successfully completing the first two Federal programs and the California lessons in the California CTP Certificate Program, you'll be qualified to prepare individual tax returns for almost all U.S. and California taxpayers.
Note: If you do NOT live in California, you aren't required to take this California version of the CTP program. If you don't need to or don't wish to learn California tax preparation, you should take the regular Chartered Tax Professional Online Training course instead of the California version of the course.