Certified Tax Professional

Become a Certified Tax Professional

The Certified Tax Professional (CTP) license enables you to place "CTP" behind your name and communicate your tax knowledge, skill, experience, and ethics to employers or clients. The license distinguishes you from your competition, builds credibility, validates knowledge, demonstrates skill, verifies experience, and confirms professional ethics. The license is included in our Tax Planning Career Program and required for the Tax Planning Network.


Tax planners obtain the license by completing the required Certified Tax Professional license courses, certifications, and experience, and agreeing to abide by the CTP Professional Code of Conduct.


Each course may be substituted by an approved equivalent accredited course. Upon approval, the course is waived but you must pass the exam.


The Certified Tax Professional license is accredited by Accounting Analytics Business School. The school is a registered online Postsecondary Proprietary School providing postsecondary education.

Certified Tax Professional Requirements



Application and Annual Renewal Forms

Application and Renewal Fees


The license expires the last day of the year (December 31). If you obtain the license in the fourth quarter (October - December), your expiration date is the last day of the following year.