RTRP CPE Overview
FunCPE offers CE courses for RTRPs, RTRP-Candidates and Tax Preparers on interesting tax topics in an entertaining format.
Yes, it is hard to make tax courses fun, but we do try!
FunCPE is an Approved Continuing Education Sponsor for RTRPs, RTRP-Candidates and Tax Preparers
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- RTRP IRS Approved CE Provider number is FAE6R
- Valid in all states for Registered Tax Return Preparers
- An approved IRS CPE sponsor for over 10 years
- CE valid for all PTIN holders, including Enrolled Agents
The Registered Tax Return Return Preparer (RTRP) license was established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2012 for tax professionals who meet specific criteria. This license is also sometimes referred to as "IRS Registered Tax Preparer," "Paid Tax Preparer" and "Licensed Tax Preparer," but the correct term is "Registered Tax Return Preparer."
If you have a PTIN, but have not passed the RTRP Competency Exam, you were considered an "RTRP-Candidate."
In January 2013, the RTRP progam was suspended and the related CPE requirements and RTRP competency testing were also suspended.
Continuing professional education requirementsPrior to the January 2013 program suspension, Starting January 1, 2012, RTRPs and RTRP Candidates were required to complete 15 hours of continuing education annually to maintain their designation.
CE course requirements were:
- 10 hours of federal tax law
- 2 hours of ethics
- 3 hours of federal tax law updates
You can still take our free online tax course on Charitable Contributions for one hour of free CE credit, which is classified as "federal tax law" CPE.