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Continuing Education Credits Breakup Details

  • Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Credit

    6 credits
  • Federal Ethics Credit

    2 credits
  • Federal Tax Law Credit

    10 credits

The Annual Filing Season Program is a voluntary continuing education program for tax return preparers. Participation in the AFSP has proven to be quite beneficial for preparers who complete the program and receive the Annual Filing Season Program Record of Completion. The IRS permits anyone with a preparer tax id number (PTIN) to prepare tax returns for compensation, but will not allow all unenrolled PTIN holders to represent clients before the IRS. In order to talk to the IRS during the examination of a client's return, an unenrolled tax return preparer must complete the 6-hour IRS Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course (AFTR), along with additional continuing education to receive an AFSP record of completion.

The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) has the following CE requirements:

  • 18 hours of CE annually for PTIN holders who are required to complete the AFTR course.
  • 15 hours of CE annually for PTIN holders who are exempt from the AFTR course.
  • 2 hours of Federal Tax Ethics annually.
  • The CE reporting cycle is from January 1st to December 31st annually. 
  • The AFSP license renewal period ends on 31st December annually.

Subject area restrictions for PTIN holders who are required to complete the AFTR course:

  • 6-hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course
  • 10 hours of Federal Tax Law
  • 2 hours of Federal Ethics

Subject area restrictions for PTIN holders who are exempt from the AFTR course:

  • 3 hours of Federal Tax Updates
  • 10 hours of Federal Tax Law
  • 2 hours of Federal Ethics.

For detailed requirements, you can visit the  CE Requirement page of AFSP  or the Board website.

This 18 CE Package of myCPE is Approved and Compliant for AFSP Participants because:

  • myCPE is approved by IRS (Approval ID: GEHNZ) for providing continuing education to AFSP Participants and all the courses of this package are approved by IRS.
  • This 18 CE Package for AFSP Participants includes 2 hours of Federal Ethics.
  • This 18 CE Package for AFSP Participants includes a 6-hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course and 10 hours of Federal Tax Law courses.

Once you register you will have complete access to all the courses in this package. 

Note: Our 18 CE package for AFSP is 100% compliant with the regulations of the IRS and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you feel the package is non-compliant, please email our support team at ( and let us know how it is non-compliant and we will happily refund your full payment.

Reporting Period :

  • 1/1 to 31/12 annually.

Ethics Requirement :

  • 2 Hours of IRS Federal Ethics.

Subject Area Requirement :

  • 6 hours of AFTR, 10 hours of Federal Tax Law, and 2 hours of Federal Ethics.

Recommended For :

  • Annual Season Filling Program Participants (AFSP) that are not exempt from taking the Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course.


This 18 Hours CE Package includes 2 Hours of Federal Ethics webinar, 10 Hours of Federal Tax Law webinars, and 6 hours of AFTR course. In order to learn more about the CE requirement for AFSP Practitioners. CLICK HERE to visit the IRS website.

Yes, this package would meet the annual 18 CE Requirements for AFSP Participants.

Each course is created by a qualified and experienced instructor(s). myCPE Packages include Self-study and Live Courses. The courses are in the form of On-demand Videos and Live webinars, However, there are some courses that are Text-Based courses. The Self-study Video courses in Packages may be Live recorded presentations converted into Self Study (On-Demand Videos).

After completion of each course of this package or package, you will be able to download a certificate with the course title and number of hours. Certificates, as well as your study records, are stored for life and you can access them anytime. Certificates are valid proof for your continuing education credits.

Once you register you will have complete access to all the courses of this package. The self-study format allows you to access the material online 24/7 and study at your own pace and live webinars should be attended at the scheduled date.

As per NASBA guidelines, you have one year from the date of purchase of your package to complete each program. Complete your final exam at the end of each webinar any time and get CPE Credit instantly. You can retake the exam multiple times without any additional charges.

  • Self-Study Course has a minimum passing score of 70% in the final exam and you can take multiple attempts of the said exam.
  • All the polling questions should be answered for the live CPE course to get the certificate.
Our video player tracks & stores the watch time and will show you in the progress bar. But you make sure that you don’t fast forward or manually try to move the progress bar. If you have fast-forwarded the video or tried to manually move the progress bar of the video. The system wouldn’t capture your watch time. So please let the video go on its own. However, the on-demand video can be paused and played whenever you want and you can watch it in pieces. It will pick up from where you left off. So for self-study courses, you will have to

1. Complete the entire video 100%.
2. Answer all the review questions correctly. The review questions are at the bottom of the same page where you are viewing the webinar video.
3. Once you have watched the whole video and answered all the review questions, the Final Quiz will open up. You need to score more than 70% in the Final Quiz to avail your CPE credit. Multiple attempts are allowed for submitting Review and Final Quiz questions.
4. Once you have completed the Review and Final quiz questions, you shall be able to download the credit certificate from the ‘My Certificates’ section. Kindly ensure you have allowed Multiple File download from your web browser to download all certificates
5. You can download the individual certificate from your "Account" as well as from this page once you complete a particular course. Also, you can download "Consolidated Certificate" from the package page or from your account.
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The evaluation form will be sent to attendees in the next 24 hours after passing the final quiz with at least 70% marks and in the case of the live webinar, it is sent after completion of the webinar. Kindly note that the evaluation form will only be available to attendees who remained logged in till the end of the webinar and answer all the polling questions.

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All our courses in the packages are approved by NASBA, IRS, and other regulating bodies. However, we would recommend you to visit the accountancy board website of your licensure state for CPE credit requirements.

"For some, Continuous Education is compliance that helps them to renew their licenses. For some, it’s a worthwhile learning experience that keeps them and their firm up-to-date by taking valuable insights from continuing education webinars/courses. At myCPE, we believe in providing quality continuing education beyond CPE credits. MyCPE, the first-ever web & mobile CPE/CE platform has launched a path-breaking social initiative “1 Credit = 1 Meal” under which we donate one meal to an underprivileged for each credit earned by a professional on our Platform. Check out our “1 Credit = 1 Meal” Timeline."

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