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Maryland Board Tax Preparer CE Requirements

IRS Provider Number: RPBX8

Maryland Acceptance: WebCE courses are approved by the IRS and therefore are accepted for continuing education hours by the MD Board of Individual Tax Preparers.

What are the Tax Continuing Education requirements for Maryland Board?

16 hours over the 2 year renewal period

Note for Maryland Board Registered Tax Preparers participating in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program - Record of Completion (AFSP - RoC): Maryland Board Registered Tax Preparers are considered exempt from completing a 6 hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course as part of the AFSP - RoC. However, if you wish to participate will need to complete the annual CE requirement and consent to the Circular 230 obligations at PTIN renewal to be granted the Record of Completion.

Learn more about the IRS AFSP - Record of Completion.

Are there any subject area requirements for Maryland Board Tax CE/CPE?

  • Maryland State Tax Topics: Minimum 4 hours
  • Ethics: 2 hours of the 4 Maryland State Tax Topics hours may be satisfied with either a federal or a state course in Ethics

When does Maryland Board Tax CE/CPE have to be completed?

Every 2 years from the date of issuance

Can Tax CE/CPE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be taken for credit more than once in a reporting period.

Can Tax CE/CPE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Excess hours earned in a CE cycle may not be carried forward to a subsequent CE cycle.

What is the Maryland Board Tax Preparer renewal process?

  1. Complete CE requirements
  2. Renew Maryland Registration
  3. Renew PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) at
    PTINs must be renewed annually by 12/31

What are the WebCE Maryland Board Tax CE/CPE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are online IRS-approved self-study courses with non-monitored open-book final exams.Students should read through course material then complete exam.
  • Passing score: 70%
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE Maryland Board Tax CE/CPE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase

How often does WebCE report Maryland Board Tax CE/CPE course completions?

WebCE reports course completions electronically to the IRS every business day. MD Preparers will report their CPE hours at renewal and if chosen for an audit must submit the certificates of completion.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Maryland Board Continuing Education courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. MD Tax Preparers should keep all certificates of completion for a minimum of 4 years for auditing purposes.

What are the Maryland Board Tax CE/CPE requirements for non-residents?

All persons who are registered to provide individual tax preparation services in the state of Maryland, are required to complete Maryland Tax Continuing Education Hours.

Who to contact for additional questions

Maryland Board of Individual Tax Preparers


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Last updated on 12/21/2023