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I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC). Can I count my mandatory continuing education courses by an approved provider as an education expense?

These are not university courses, but are approved by a national provider. State and national licenses require them to maintain a license and for professional development. I took these CE courses to maintain my license and improve skills in my profession, which I worked in all year.

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I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC). Can I count my mandatory continuing education courses by an approved provider as an education expense?

No, for purposes of the lifetime learning credit, qualified education expenses are tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment in a course at an eligible educational institution. The course must be either part of a postsecondary degree program or taken by the student to acquire or improve job skills.  

You may be able to deduct as a Job Related Expense.
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