Pass the EA Exam Fast!
The Enrolled agent license is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years. Enrolled agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), have unlimited practice rights. This means they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.
Steps to becoming an enrolled agent:
- Obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
- Visit Prometric’s Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) web page to schedule your test , review the SEE Candidate Information Bulletin PDF, sample test questions, and other test preparation resources.
- Study hard, with a good study program, and achieve passing scores on all three parts of the EA exam within three years.
- Apply for enrollment and pay the required fee electronically using www.Pay.gov, Form 23 or by downloading Form 23 from the IRS website.
- Candidates must pass a suitability check and a criminal background check.