Why is CTEC so hard?

Tax education courses that are made for the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) are sometimes thought to be very challenging, more so than courses made for federal continuing education. CTEC is likely difficult because it deals with tax regulations and aims to ensure competency among tax preparers.

  • Stricter Standards: CTEC holds its approved continuing education providers to a high standard because it wants to see the training create competent California tax preparers who were trained well to understand CA tax law.
  • Keeping Up-to-Date: Tax laws and regulations can change every year. Staying up-to-date on tax law changes will help ensure that accurate tax returns are filed by the tax preparer, no matter the year.
  • Focus on Proficiency: The idea behind tax preparer education competency requirements is to make sure tax preparers are truly proficient in their field. Being able to pass the test is great, but being proficient in your field will make your life easier and your business more lucrative!

If you're finding our CTEC course too challenging, please feel free to reach out to us. We may be able to provide some suggestions to help you in your studies!


Posted: May 21, 2024 by Tina Harvey