The Board of Individual Tax Preparers requires registered tax preparers to complete,
upon renewal (every two years), at least 16 hours of continuing education. The regulations for CPE have been adopted and can be found at
COMAR 09.38.02. Four of the 16 hours must be
in Maryland state tax-related subjects. Two of the four Maryland hours may be satisfied by a federal or state course in ethics.
The following is a link to the CPE Audit Checklist, which can be used to keep a record and a running total of CPE hours.
Upon renewal, the "total hours earned" should equal at least 16. If asked by the Board to submit proof of CPE hours, this
Checklist should be certified with your signature and submitted with course documentation.
Professional Education Audit Checklist (Excel document, 58KB,
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