Continuing Education for Enrolled Agents

Are you an Enrolled Agent who needs CE credits? Maybe you attended the TaxSlayer Webinar yesterday and you’re interested in becoming an Enrolled Agent. After you pass your exam by the end of the year, you will need to maintain the status each year with Continuing Education Credits (or CE Credits for short).

The Enrolled Agent Requirement for CE Credits is 72 hours every three years. This is based on your renewal cycle.* To obtain these credits you must:

  • Get a minimum of 16 credits each year
  • Take 2 credits each year on ethics
  • Use only IRS approved CE Credit Providers

For a list of approved IRS providers, please click here.

For FAQs pertaining to Enrolled Agent Continuing Education Credit Requirements, please visit the IRS Website for more information.

You may also obtain CE Credits at the IRS Tax Forums. For more information about registration for the two remaining forums, please select one of  the following links:

*An Enrolled Agent must renew every three years. This process is done in cycles based on your SSN. For example, the November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 renewal cycle was for SSNs ending in 7, 8, and 9.