All of our CE courses are licensed for 180 days. Normally a student will complete the class within a very short period of time, but this provides a longer period in case of scheduling issues. You must finish your CE course by 12/31 if you wish to receive credit from the IRS. For example, if you purchase a CE course on 11/15/2016 you must complete the class by 12/31/2016 in order for the IRS to accept the credit.