DRAKE E-TRAINING CENTER
Drake's e-Training Center (ETC)
is an interactive site offering tax courses, videos, tutorials and practice returns,
all designed to enhance knowledge of tax preparation and Drake Software. It’s a
great resource for all Drake customers.
In offices where many students are taking courses, administrators can easily set
up student accounts, track students' progress, view electronic report cards, and
print CPE certificates when all certification requirements have been met.
ETC's training materials benefit single preparers as well as offices with multiple
preparers and accommodate any skill level. Included are basic and intermediate individual
tax courses, a basic corporate tax course, a basic S Corporation tax course, and
a partnership tax course. All courses have CPE credits available.
See Earning CPE Credits for a detailed course list.
Tutorials and Practice Returns
ETC's tutorials teach the basics of Drake Software through step-by-step movies.
Practice returns provide hands-on experience entering various scenarios into the
software. Electronic filing and banking exercises allow students to e-file returns
and print bank products.
The following videos are also available on ETC:
Drake 101 – Program Settings and Tools helps Drake users set up the software
and use the features within the Tools menu.
Drake 101 – Data Entry familiarizes users with navigating data entry and
preparing a return with Drake.
Drake 101 – Electronic Filing covers required Drake setup and how to successfully
e-file a return.
Drake Quick Start is for users new to Drake and covers the steps that are required to get started using the software. This includes basic setup and return preparation information.
Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course & Comprehension Test
Drake is an an authorized provider of the Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course, a 6-hour course accompanied by a 100-question knowledge-based comprehension test. An email will be sent to all Drake customers as soon as Drake’s refresher course is available in early August.
The course is structured into three domains:
- New Tax Law/Recent Updates
- General Review
- Ethics, Practices and Procedures
Keep up to date with Drake ETC's webinars. CPE credits available for selected topics.
See the full schedule and sign up