I am a California Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Am I required to take an additional 15 hours of continuing education for the IRS in addition to the 20 hours required by CTEC? Lee Reams Help Desk April 19, 2019 23:26 Updated Follow No. The courses within the CTEC 20 hour bundled package covers the IRS 15 hour continuing education requirements. Related articles If I fail, can I retake the final exam? Do you provide the 60 Hour education course for CTEC? Is ClientWhys approved by the IRS to provide continuing education to tax practitioners? How do I get a copy of a prior year certificate? I placed an order online what do I do next?