Continuing Education - Individual Tax Preparers
The Board of Individual Tax Preparers requires registered tax preparers to complete, upon registration renewal (every two years), at least 16 hours of continuing professional education (CPE). The relevant regulations for CPE are available at COMAR 09.38.02. Four of the 16 hours must be in Maryland State tax-related subjects. Two of the four Maryland hours may be satisfied by a federal or state course in ethics.
NATP Continuing Education
Attendance at the Annual Federal and State Update, sponsored by the Maryland, DC Delaware, Chapter of the National Association of Tax Preparers (NATP), qualifies for four (4) hours of continuing education for the purpose of meeting the 16 credit hour requirements for registration renewal.
If you are chosen for audit…
The following is a link to the CPE Audit Checklist, which can be used to keep a record and a running total of CPE hours if you are chosen for audit. Upon renewal, the "total hours earned" should equal at least 16. If asked by the Board to submit proof of CPE hours, this checklist should be certified with your signature and submitted with course documentation.