California 60-Hour Qualifying Education Basic Tax Course


Liberty Tax Service® has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer Liberty Tax® School Qualifying Education Course (CTEC Course #2097-QE-0001), which fulfills the 60-hour “qualifying education” requirement imposed by the State of California to become a tax preparer. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2883, or on the Internet at

  • Liberty Tax Service is approved, by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC), to offer a Qualifying Education Course. This course offers you the opportunity to participate in 20 online sessions taught by a knowledgeable instructor. During each three-hour session, our instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of Form 1040 individual income tax preparation (45 hours including 2 hours of ethics) and the required California tax laws (15 hours). Students who successfully pass this course will receive a CA QE Course Completion Certificate and be able to register with CTEC. 

    Requirements for passing the course are attending the 60-hours of training and passing each exam with a score of 70% or above. Certificates will be issued to all students who successfully complete the course.

    Includes UPS Ground Shipping for the books (upgraded shipping available for an additional fee).

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