Self-Study FAQ

How is the Self-Study with Facilitator Course different from Self-Study?
With a self-study course, you’re on your own. You study the textbook and any other course materials and take the exam when you’re ready. For some people, this is the perfect way to study. With a self-study with facilitator course, you might still study by yourself, but you’re not alone. You have an expert facilitator guiding your study and other classmates who are studying the same material.

During the discussion period for the course, the facilitator will ask questions to help you learn and be there for any questions you have. You and your classmates can share what you’ve learned during your studies or in your practice. Once the discussion period is over, you’ll be able to take the exam with confidence.

How long does it take to read through the material?
The material for each course varies. Consult the Table of Contents on the registration page to view the number of pages in the text as well as the topics covered to help you make this determination.

How do I earn CPE?
If CPE is offered for a course, in order to earn it, you must take the exam and pass with 70% or higher.

How many questions are on the exam?
Course exams consist of 5 questions per credit.

Must I take the exam in one sitting?
Yes. We do provide a PDF of the exam questions so, if you prefer, you can take the exam on paper and then use it as you enter your exam answers online.

Will I be alerted to updates as a result of tax law changes that take place during the year?
Addendums are only created to correct any errors found in the original copy. To stay up-to-date on the ever-changing tax laws, be sure to read the TAXPRO Weekly and TAXPRO Monthly.

How long do I have access to the materials?
You will have access to the course materials for one year. We recommend you download the text and any other course materials to your computer for permanent access.

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