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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ENROLLED AGENTS (EA)

MY-CPE LLC is approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offer Continuing Education (CE) courses for Enrolled Agents (EAs). MY-CPE LLC has effectively met the standards set up by the Internal Revenue Service. We are focused on providing quality continuing education to Enrolled Agent content that incorporates the most recent tax updates, reforms, and industry principles. Our IRS-approved CE courses are authored/reviewed by industry specialists and subject matter experts.  All our courses are designed in a way to ensure that courses meet your continuing education requirements for PTIN renewal. 

ENROLLED AGENTS (EA) CE REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW

CE Requirements
72 hours of CE every 3 years.
License Renewal Period
31st March triennially
CE Reporting Cycle
November 1st through January 31st triennially (based on the last digit of SSN).
Ethics Requirement
2 hours of Federal Tax Ethics annually and a total of 6 hours of Ethics for a reporting period of 3 years.
Carry Over Credits
IRS does not allow enrolled agents to carry excess EA CE credits over from one enrollment cycle to the next


All EAs are required to complete at least 72 hours of CE every 3 years. A minimum of 16 hours of CE must be earned per year (including 2 hours of ethics). Many of our programs in Live and Self-Study are approved for continuing education for Enrolled Agents. Here are myCPE Packages for Enrolled Agents that meet all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are required to earn a minimum of 2 hours of Federal Tax Ethics annually and a total of 6 hours of Ethics for a reporting period of 3 years. 

CLICK HERE to view the ethics webinar for EAs.

The Enrolled Agents (EA) license renewal period ends on 31st March triennially. 

A CE reporting cycle for Enrolled Agents (EA) is November 1st through January 31st triennially (based on the last digit of SSN). 

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Here is a link to the IRS website to access FAQs on CE Requirements and Regulations for Enrolled Agents.

As per the standards defined in Circular 230, allowable course subjects are:

  • Federal taxation
  • Federal tax-related matters, such as Accounting, Tax preparation software, Taxation
  • Federal ethics

However, the primary focus of the course must be Federal tax.

myCPE Packages for Enrolled Agents meets all the CE requirements of EAs as per IRS including the ethics requirement.

No, there are no minimum CE requirements in a particular subject area.

Candidates for PTIN license renewal can receive CE credit by completing:

  • Continuing education programs approved by IRS (NASBA)
  • Identity theft and data security programs that meet CE program requirements focusing on enhancing tax professional awareness of protecting client data, including review of Publications 4557 and/or 4524 safeguards, can qualify for continuing education credit in the federal tax law category.
  • Instructor hours can be a qualified learning activity to get CE credits. However, you can get a maximum of 6 instructor hours each year.

CLICK HERE to view our CE programs registered with IRS.

Preparers must retain the following records for four years:

  • The name of the CE Provider organization;
  • The location of the program;
  • The title of the program, approval number received for the program, and copy of the program content;
  • Written outlines, course syllabi, textbooks, and/or electronic materials provided or required for the program;
  • The date(s) attended;
  • The credit hours claimed;
  • The name(s) of the instructor(s), discussion leader(s), or speaker(s), if appropriate; and
  • The certificate of completion and/or signed statement of the hours of attendance obtained from the continuing education provider

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The annual license renewal fee is $67.


An Enrolled Agent (EA) can complete 100% of the total required CE credits hours via self-study courses. i.e., an Enrolled Agents (EA) can complete all 72 hours via self-study courses from IRS approved CE sponsors as myCPE is approved by NASBA (Sponsor id 143597) our Packages for Enrolled Agents is 100% compliant with that requirement.

No, the Short video (nano learning) method is not approved for the CE requirements of Enrolled Agents.

No, Enrolled Agents(EAs) cannot carry over excess credit earned in a particular renewal cycle.

The Internal Revenue Service will provide notice to any individual who fails to meet the continuing education and fee requirements of eligibility for renewal. The notice will state the basis for the determination of noncompliance and will provide the individual an opportunity to furnish the requested information in writing relating to the matter within 60 days of the date of the notice.

For further information visit page 16 of this Circular No 230.

The CE requirement is slightly different for newly enrolled EAs and ERPAs applying for their first renewal.

Generally, newly enrolled EAs will not need 72 hours of CE because they will not have been enrolled for all three years of the cycle. The 16-hour yearly minimum may not apply to them for at least one of the three years of the cycle.

Two hours of Ethics or Professional Conduct are required for each enrollment year during the enrollment cycle regardless of when enrollment began.

myCPE provides courses that are approved for continuing education credits by IRS. Based on the guidelines issued by these boards regarding Continuing Education Requirements we recommend the programs/ webinars be suitable for IRS specified in each webinar. However, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that they are eligible for the Continuing Education Credits based on their occupation/ job profile, knowledge requirements as well as guidelines laid down by their regulatory board before registering for the webinars. 

CLICK HERE to view the IRS website for CE requirements for EAs.

myCPE APPROVALS

Approved By
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 143597
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) GEHNZ
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) 6273
Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) 8061
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) RP5359
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) 714694
FP Canada CE17222
American Payroll Association (APA) 372961
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) 010556
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 158002756
New York State Board of Public Accountancy (NYSPA) 002976
Courses Eligible for CPE of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Approved
Courses Eligible for CPE of Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA) Approved
Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) Approved
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Approved
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Approved

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