NATP is known for excellent education that allows you to provide the best possible service to your clients. Below are some answers to common questions about our event, TaxCon. 

What is a virtual event?

TaxCon will be hosted on a virtual event platform that combines community features, integrated webinars and live video to deliver you interactive education from the comfort of your home or office through a website. You'll be able to build your own calendar of sessions to attend, ask questions, attend virtual meet-ups and visit the virtual Expo Hall.

What is included in the event registration?

Event registration includes access to three days of education, with over 35 sessions to choose from. You can earn CPE for all sessions that qualify that you watch live. Please see the Agenda & Sessions section for CPE details. Sessions include handouts that contain supplemental information to download, or you can add on a print textbook with the handouts to your registration. The textbook will be mailed to you prior to the event if purchased 14 days before the event date. Course slides will also be available to download. After the event, you'll receive access to recordings of all of the sessions. CPE is not available for session recordings. All materials, including session recordings, will be available in My Course Materials until April 2022.

Registration also includes the option to ask questions during live sessions to instructors/NATP staff, meet with other attendees and chapter leaders in breakout rooms as well as meet with exhibitors in the expo hall.

How do I earn CPE?

You'll be able to earn CPE for all sessions that qualify. Please see the Agenda & Sessions section for CPE details. For each session, you must provide us with at least 70% of the polling words that are communicated by the instructor throughout the course and you must be logged in for at least 90% of the presentation. Additional instructions for reporting of the polling words will be provided during the event. CPE is not available for session recordings provided after the event.

When will I receive my CPE certificates?

In order for us to report your education credits to the appropriate agencies, please confirm that your applicable designations and PTIN are connected to your NATP account.

We'll submit CPE to the IRS and CTEC by the end of September, and within 14 days to the CFP board, which is within the required time frames. If you believe you are missing credit, please first check the CPE Credit Reporting Guidelines page for common mistakes before emailing us at learn@natptax.com.

What are the computer requirements to attend?

Please see below for the minimum system requirements for attending the event. To participate in the instructor Q&A sessions, you'll need to install “Zoom Client for Meetings” at zoom.us/download.

Desktop or laptop
Most computers purchased within the past few years will exceed the minimum requirements stated below.

  • Operating system
    • Mac: Mac OSX 10.7 or later
    • Windows: Windows 10, 8, 8.1
    • Ubuntu: 12.04 or later
    • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Processor / RAM
    • Single core 1Ghz or higher (dual core 2Ghz or higher, 4G RAM recommended)
  • Web browser
    • Windows: Chrome 72+, Edge 84+, Firefox 27+
    • Mac: Chrome 30+, Safari 7+, Edge 84+, or Firefox 27+
    • Linux: Chrome 30+, Firefox 27+
  • Internet connection: 
    • 3+ Mbps "down" recommended, 1.5 Mbps "up" minimum
    • Wireless speeds are lower than your ISP's advertised speeds. 
    • You can use speedtest.net to test your speeds on your computer
  • Hardware (recommended but not required)
    • Webcam and microphone for participation in breakout room discussions and live support room
    • The microphone and speakers that come built-in to most computers are adequate, but a headset with a mic or a stand-alone microphone will create a richer, cleaner sound

Mobile web
Use at your own risk. Most newer mobile devices should function; however, NATP is unable to provide support for mobile devices. Smartphone with web browser such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari recommended.

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