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Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners (OBTP) CE Requirements

IRS Provider Number: RPBX8

Oregon Acceptance: WebCE courses are approved by the IRS and therefore are accepted for continuing education hours by the OR Board of Tax Practitioners (OBTP).

What are the Tax Continuing Education requirements for Oregon Board?

30 hours

IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
Oregon Registered Tax Preparers participating in the IRS AFSP - Record of Completion (AFSP - RoC) are exempt from completing a 6 hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course. However, they will need to compete the other specified courses 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 Oregon Board Tax CE/CPE?

Ethics: minimum 2 hours

If you wish to participate in the IRS AFSP, in addition to ethics you will need:
  • Federal Tax Topics: minimum 10 hours
  • Federal Tax Law Updates: minimum 3 hours

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

Oregon Tax Consultant

5/31 annually

Oregon Tax Practitioner

9/30 annually

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. Extra hours earned during the month of renewal not claimed on current renewal may be submitted with the following year's renewal.

What is the Oregon Board Tax Preparer renewal process?

  1. Complete CE requirements and certify completion with renewal
  2. Complete renewal online with the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners
  3. Renew PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) at
    PTINs must be renewed annually by 12/31
  4. Pay renewal registration with OBTP

What are the WebCE Oregon Board Continuing Education 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 Oregon Board Tax CE/CPE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase

How often does WebCE report Oregon Board Continuing Education course completions?

WebCE reports course completions electronically to the IRS every business day.
CE Sponsors are not able to report course completions to the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners, instead preparers will certify completion of CE requirements with their renewal.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Oregon Board Tax CE/CPE courses?

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

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

All persons in Oregon who prepare, advise or assist in the preparation of personal income tax returns for a fee, or represent that they do so, are required to complete Oregon Tax Continuing Education Hours.

Are there any CE/CPE exemptions?

Licensed Tax Consultants and Licensed Tax Preparers who have extenuating circumstances and are unable to obtain all their continuing education by their license due dates may make application, by completing the CE Waiver Form prescribed by the Board, for a waiver of continuing education hours. Continuing Education requirements may not be waived by the Board for more than 3 consecutive years except for:
  • Military Service
  • Retirement
  • Disability
  • Absence from the state or for other instances of Individual Hardship

Who to contact for additional questions

Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners (OBTP)


This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 12/20/2023