Tax Education

Tax Basic Training


The 2015 Tax Preparation Basic Training self-study course is intended for a new tax preparer who wants to learn how to do basic tax preparation of the Form 1040 and popular schedules that accompany the 1040.

All materials are available electronically, including textbooks which can be printed at your convenience. The following modules are included in this special program:

To earn CPE, learners must be registered for the program through NATP and complete a final exam after each course module. A score of 70% must be obtained in order to receive CPE. There is no limit on how many times an exam can be taken.

Learners will receive a certificate of completion for each course they successfully pass.

Member Fee: $250
Nonmember Fee: $426



The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) is registered with the Return Preparer Office, Internal Revenue Service, as a provider of continuing professional education for those individuals enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (Enrolled Agents). Sponsor Number: 2QHXS.


The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Sponsor Number: 103009

To view contact information for the state boards of accountancy, please visit:

The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC registered tax preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at PO Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at 877.850.2832 or on the Internet at Sponsor Number: 1067

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