EA CE Requirements | Pacific CPE

Enrolled Agents

CE Requirements

Hours: 72 every three years

Minimum: 16 hours per year (includng ethics)

Ethics: 2 hours per year

CE Deadlines: 12/31 Annually

CE Cycles: (based on last digit of SSN)

0, 1, 2, or 3 -- 2019, 2020, and 2021
4, 5, or 6 -- 2017, 2018, and 2019
7, 8, or 9 -- 2018, 2019, and 2020

Newly enrolled EAs: Generally, newly enrolled EAs will not need 72 hours 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. The IRS has provided a helpful chart with the requirements for newly enrolled EAs here.

IRS Contact Information

Internal Revenue Service
Enrolled Agent Policy & Management
PO Box 33968
Detroit, MI 48232

Phone: 855-472-5540 (6:30am - 5:00pm CT)
Website: www.irs.gov/tax-professionals
Email: epp@irs.gov

Renewal Application Period: November 1st through January 31st triennially (based on last digit of SSN - view chart)

Renewal Cycle Expiration: March 31st triennially (based on last digit of SSN - view chart)

PTIN Expiration: December 31st annually

Acceptable Programs of Study: All federal Tax and Ethics courses are approved topics and qualify for EA continuing education.

CPE Reporting: Completed credits are automatically reported to the IRS every weekday. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for recently reported credits to become posted in your PTIN account online. In order for your continuing education completions to be reported, you must have an accurate PTIN number in your Pacific CPE account.

Please Note: Since regulations are constantly changing, the information contained here is deemed reliable however it is not guaranteed. We encourage you to contact the IRS to answer any questions and confirm or clarify any requirements listed here.

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Hours: 72 every three years

Minimum: 16 hours per year (includng ethics)

Ethics: 2 hours per year

CE Deadlines: 12/31 Annually

More EA CE Info

1. Do credits expire? - No, your credits will never expire. You can use your credits anytime to select and complete any course in our library.

2. Will my credit be reported to the IRS? - Yes. All courses completed with a passing score are automatically reported to the IRS if you have provided your PTIN number to us.

3. Are there any additional fees to complete my courses? - No. Your purchase from Pacific CPE is all-inclusive. There are no additional fees for taking exams, grading exams, completion certificates, etc.

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All courses completed with a passing score are automatically reported to the IRS as long as you have provided your PTIN number to us. Courses are reported every business day, but please note that the IRS may take up to 48 hours to post recently reported credits in your PTIN account online.

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Pacific CPE is a NASBA and IRS-Approved provider of online self-study continuing education for tax professionals.

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