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AFSP/non-exempt Tax CE Package # 6

Course package for tax prep AFSP annual IRS program for the non exempt tax preparer Cost | Hours: $98  |  18 CPE hours

Sign up for AFSP courses to meet the Exempt classification, including RTRP holders

(See directions below
for walkthrough of 
enrollment process)

Text included: Yes (PDF ebook) 
Valid for: AFSP-non-exempt tax preparers
 Not valid for:   RTRP EA | CPA | Others

Courses shown are for next year's (2019) tax season.  CPE courses must be completed by December 31, 2018 to obtain the Annual Filing Season Program Record of Completion for the 2018 tax season.

Meets the AFSP Non-Exempt classification requirements to obtain the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) Record of Completion.

Check here if you are not sure if you are exempt or non-exempt.

AFSP Non-Exempt CPE requirements for 2018:  Non exempt tax professionals need:

  • 10 hours any Federal Tax Law courses
  •   2 hours Ethics
  •   6 hours Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course
  • 18 hours total

Deadline:  All courses must be completed 12/31/18 to obtain the AFSP Record of Completion.

Valid for:  Non-exempt tax preparers.  EAs cannot take the 6 hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course for credit.

To quickly add the courses in this package to your cart,

  • Go to our Course Catalog here
  • Click on PKG #6: AFSP-18 hours (left side of screen)
  • Click "add to cart" for each one
  • Then, click Checkout

Scroll down this page to see a visual walk through of the checkout process.

Tax CE Package # 6 is made up of 4 courses:

 Course Name




pwx0213 coverEarned Income Tax Credit (PWX0218)
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pwx0613 coverRetirement Plans (PWX0618)
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5 $22

Tax Return Preparer Ethical Issues CE courseTax Preparer Ethical Issues (PWX9018)
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AFTR Tax Preparer CE course

Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) (PWX8018)

View outline

6 $40
TOTAL   18 $98


Walk through of the checkout process

Step 1--Click here to go to the Course Catalog (opens in a new window)

Step 2--Click "Pkg #6: AFSP-Non-exempt"

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Step 3--Click "Add to Cart" for each course

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Step 4--Click "Checkout" and follow the prompts



Format: Interactive self-study | 50-minute hour credit

Prerequisites: None

Advance preparation: None

Course level: Overview

Course last updated: May 15, 2018

Learning objectives: Click on "View Outline" (above) for each course to see learning objectives and outline of course material.

AFSP Questions

I have a question about getting the IRS AFSP and how to get it

Do you have questions about the AFSP?

 We will make sure you get your questions answered!


Check out our AFSP section:

  • AFSP CPE Overview with info about: 
    • IRS CE Sponsors
    • Reporting of credits to the IRS
    • CE requirements for AFSP
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    • AFSP rights
    • Why the RTRP was discontinued
    • And more!

AND, if that's not enough, contact us with your own question.  We have a dedicated staff person available to answer your questions. 

If we don't know the answer, either we will find the answer or we'll direct you to someone that knows it.

How can I be sure these are the right courses to take?

The IRS recognizes four categories of courses

Tax Law Update CE credits: this is a specific category of tax courses in the IRS system. The course should be labelled "Tax Update" or "Federal Tax Law Update."

Ethics CE credits: this is also a specific category in the IRS reporting system. The course is described as in the "Ethics" category.

Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course: This is a single courses that covers a specific outline of topics prescribed by the IRS. This course has very well-defined testing requirements as well as material.  This course is not accepted for credit for Enrolled Agents, as they are required to take more advanced courses.

Federal Tax Law CE credits: This is a general category for the IRS classification, that includes any Federal Tax law CE course, other than a Tax Update or the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course.  You can select any of the courses from our Tax Courses sections for your Federal Tax Law CE credits, except the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course.

question about CE courses required

Questions?  Feel free to call or email us if you are not sure which courses to take.

Yes we report your CE hours to the IRS We do report your CE hours earned to the IRS electronically.  We are an approved IRS CPE provider for Enrolled Agents and Tax Preparers.

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Which courses should I take for AFSP CPE?

As per the rules outlined by the IRS, qualifying Annual Filing Season Program CPE must be in the areas of:

  • Federal Tax Law (all AFSP)
  • Ethics (all AFSP)
  • Tax Law Update (exempt)
  • Annual Federal Tax Refresher/AFTR (non-exempt) This course only available June 1 to December 31 each year.

All FunCPE  tax courses qualify for AFSP Federal Tax Law CPE. Our ethics courses qualify for all required AFSP ethics CE.  *BUT* there are specific tax course requirements depending on whether you are Exempt or Non-Exempt.

You can:

Sign up for a tax package which includes ethics:

~ or ~

Select your individual courses using the Exempt or Non-Exempt requirements:

FunCPE exams are available online 24/7 to help you meet your CPE requirements on time. 

The Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) 6 hour course is only available June 1 to December 31 of each year.  All courses must be completed by December 31st in order to receive the AFSP designation.