Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits


Online Webinars & Continuing Education Credits

In continuing to stay up to date with the latest technology, PSTCA has begun to offer online webinars and seminars in order for our tax collectors to complete their Continuing Education Credits. Below you’ll find a list of our courses.

We will be providing the registration through EventBrite. Some webinars are pre-recorded, and you will be provided the link when you register. Others are live Zoom webinars, and when you register for one of those, you will receive a Zoom link to use on the designated date and time.

PSTCA will provide all registrants with a downloadable PDF of the PowerPoint presentation being used during each webinar so you can follow along and have a reference guide.

FOR ANY TAX COLLECTORS WHO WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE CPTC C.E. CREDIT FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION: When you register, the confirmation email will also include a link to a form that you need to complete after you have finished the webinar. You must complete this form to receive credit. CLICK HERE to access the Form Completion page.

PSTCA-Sponsored Online Live and Pre-Recorded Events


Records Retention

PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR – Register and watch at your convenience!

Presented by the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors’ Association, this webinar pertains to Records Retention with regards to tax collectors.

– 1 Certified Pennsylvania Tax Collector (CPTC) continuing education credit in the Tax Office Administration & Management category

– 1 Qualified Tax Collector CE – Other category



ON DEMAND recording of LIVE ZOOM EVENT that was held Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Nicholas Mackerith, Department of Community and Economic Development
Nick explains the mandatory continuing education requirements for Pennsylvania’s real estate Tax Collectors.  He explains the necessity of a “Unique Tax Collector ID”, Self-reporting on the DCED’s website, how Municipalities will be notified of their Tax Collector’s compliance with this statutory requirement and more.

By taking this workshop Tax Collectors may earn:

Qualified Tax Collector CE  (must be self-reported to the DCED)

CPTC CE Law and Ethics OR Tax Office Administration & Management Category  (satisfactory completion must be reported to the PSTCA)

Pre Recorded: ZOOM EVENT: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Pre Recorded ZOOM Webinar with Mike Peters & Vince Phillips

9:00am Eastern Time

Mike Peters, General Counsel presenting information on legal matters and recent court decisions

Vince Phillips, Lobbyist presenting information on General Assembly actions.

PSTCA General Session will be held for PSTCA Board elections and ratification of proposed By-Laws changes

2 Qualified Tax Collector CE

2 CPTC CE – 1 in “Law and Ethics” category

                       1 in “Other” category

Other Continuing Education Webinars

(not sponsored by PSTCA, but are still applicable to CE credits as noted in each description)

Real Estate Tax Collection In Pennsylvania - Virtual Event on August 20, 2020

Includes a Live Event on 08/20/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

This workshop will acquaint attendees with the Local Tax Collection Act of PA, pending legislation affecting local tax collectors and municipalities, and the relationships between municipalities and their tax collectors.

$20.00 fee – PSATS members

$30.00 fee – non members

Tax Collectors are able to pay the member fee if your municipality is a member of PSATS. Before signing up for this workshop please reach out to your township secretary to make sure that the township has you listed on the township roster with PSATS.  This enables you to access the workshop at the member rate. Otherwise, the non-member rate applies.

Click here to download a PDF which contains instructions for creating an account with PSATS.

1 Qualified Tax Collector CE
1 CPTC credit



(offered by the DCED, on the PA Training Hub)

1 Qualified Tax Collector CE
1 CPTC CE Law and Ethics category



(offered by the DCED, on the PA Training Hub)

1 Qualified Tax Collector CE
1 CPTC CE Tax Office Administration and Management category




(offered by Penn State Extension)

This online course will help you understand how Pennsylvania local governments work, explore ways you can become involved, and explain how to run for office.

2 Qualified Tax Collector CE


– 1 continuing education credit in Tax office administration and Management
– 1 continuing education credit in Law and Ethics
– 1 continuing education credit in Other


Credit Reporting Responsibilities

You are responsible to make sure that all workshops taken to maintain CPTC designation are submitted to the PSTCA for recording. If you are taking courses for mandatory continuing education required by ACT 48 (the designation of “Qualified” tax collector), you MUST SELF-REPORT TO THE DCED.

New Tax Collectors

Are you a new tax collector? Visit this page for the next steps in your new position.

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If you are not yet a member of the PSTCA, you can click here to join now.

Members-Only Login

Click here to log in to the Members-Only Area of the PSTCA's website

Note: New members-only site users must contact for login credentials. Please provide your name, email address, County and the Municipality you collect for. Information will be cross referenced for membership verification. You will then receive an email with a password. You must complete this step before you can sign in.