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Note:  The 12/31/20 AFSP deadline has now passed. 

All AFSP courses must be completed by December 31st, to obtain the AFSP Record of Completion for the tax season starting in the following January.

Package #5 Exempt

We do offer the Package #5 Exempt year round, using the most recently updated courses available.

Package #6 Non-Exempt

The 6 hour AFTR (Annual Federal Tax Refresher) course is only offered from June 1st to December 31st, so we only offer the Package #6 Non-Exempt starting on June 1st of each year.

For 2021 tax year to be used for next year's 2022 tax season

Course package for tax prep AFSP annual IRS program for the non exempt tax preparer Cost | Hours: $79  |  15 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 - exempt tax preparers | RTRP 
Not valid for:    AFSP-non exempt (take pkg # 6)

Courses shown are for next year's (2022) tax season.  CPE courses must be completed by December 31, 2021 to obtain the Annual Filing Season Program Record of Completion for the 2022 tax season. The deadline has passed to qualify for the 2021 tax season.

Meets the AFSP Exempt classification for state registered return preparers (OR, CA CTEC, MD), ACAT credentialed preparers (ABA & ATP) and preparers who passed the RTRP exam before the RTRP program was discontinued.  View details of the Exempt classification here.

pkg06 coverWe offer the AFSP Non-Exempt Tax CE Package # 6 beginning on June 1st every year, when we publish the required Annual Federal Tax Refresher course.

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

We look forward to seeing you after June 1, 2021!



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.

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:

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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, in accordance with IRS requirements.  All courses must be completed by December 31st in order to receive the AFSP designation.