Searching for specialized tax training? Then you've come to the right place!
ABTrainingCenter.com offers Certified Tax Specialist™ (CTS™) training and certification courses for those individuals interested in earning the prestigious Certified Tax Specialist™ (CTS™) designation.
The Certified Tax Specialist™ (CTS™) designation demonstrates
the advisor's expertise and commitment to provide ways to reduce
There are a number of ways to decrease taxable income and reduce
tax liability for your clients. The CTS™ program will show you a
process that is both entertaining and informative.
Students are given 12 months to complete the program, but the vast majority of the enrollees complete the materials within 15 weeks. There are four requirements for certification:
- Pass three exams; each one covers one of the three modules (students can purchase a three month-extension for $40)
- Complete one open-book case study (a one page set of facts based on a hypothetical client)
- Fill out a registration form and complete a student questionnaire, and
- Sign a code of ethics
Each exam is a 60 minute, 50-question, computer-administered exam - a passing score of 70% is required for each exam. Exams can only be taken sequentially, and the student needs to be notified of a passing grade before sitting for the next exam.
Exams are taken online, with a proctor (disinterested third party). There is no additional exam fee; it is included in the cost of your course tuition. If a re-take is necessary, a $75 charge will apply.
To earn this designation, candidates must have at least one year of work experience in the financial services industry or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The designation will not be granted until the required minimum number of hours has been fulfilled or a bachelor's degree has been granted.
Continuing Education Requirements
Designees must report 30 hours of CE every two years directly to IBF (Institute of Business and Finance), the administering company. Designees have a wide range of topics and methods to choose from (e.g., attending seminars, reading books, completing other courses, teaching, writing articles, etc.). Also, each year designees must remit a $100 annual renewal fee.
Recommended Courses and Available Training Options
ABTrainingCenter.com offers the online certification course for earning the CTS™ designation. To pursue the CTS™ designation, select the recommended course below or search under "Designations" in the following search box for "CTS™ - Certified Tax Specialist™".