Optional Specialty Courses
- The Basic certification path is intended for the volunteer who will assist working taxpayers with individual and family tax concerns. It is recommended for, but not limited to, volunteers with 0-1 years experience.
- The Advanced certification path is designed for new volunteers who will serve customers with return preparation needs across the full VITA/TCE spectrum. It covers all tax topics in the Basic course plus pension topics and issues related to stock and sale of home for individuals and families. Recommended for, but not limited to, volunteers with 2 or more years experience.
The Military course covers lessons for members of the Armed Forces, Reserve, and National Guard.
The International course pertains to U.S. citizens living abroad and addresses their particular tax situations.
- Health Savings Accounts
The Health Savings Accounts course requires Basic or higher certification.