coach training tax deductible?


In figuring how to set up business for a life coach practice, I spoke with a couple of accountants about tax deduction of coach training fees. They both say the life coach training fees cannot be deducted as a business expense because it would not be considered continuing ed required by law to operate as a life coach. What! I was pretty sure other coaches had said they had deducted training costs. I thought it made a difference what legal business structure you set up but these accountants said it is never deductible. Is this a debatable question regarding U.S. federal income tax law? Should I be looking for a different accountant or asking different questions? thanks, Brooke! Katy