Just like CPAs, Enrolled Agents must take CPE. And while fewer hours are required, the requirements are very specific. According to the Office of Professional Responsibility of the IRS, “to qualify for continuing professional education credit, a course of learning must be designed to enhance an enrolled agent’s professional proficiency in Federal taxation or Federal tax related matters.” CPE Link has over 70 such programs offered in live webcast format. A handful of self-study courses are available as well.
EAs have an ethics requirement to fulfill, specifically a two hour course that reviews Treasury Circular 230. CPE Link currently offers a self-study course that qualifies and a live webcast called Ethics Checklist for Tax Practitioners which qualifies as well.
CPE Link would like to better serve the EA community and enable them to conveniently meet all their continuing professional education requirements including ethics/professional conduct hours. We have recently created a special EA page listing all of our EA programs.
And to help EAs meet get their CPE as economically as possible, CPE Link has just released the EA Value Pass! The Enrolled Agent Value Pass program is designed to help EAs take CPE at a great savings. Value Pass users can choose the number of CPE hours they want in live webcast, self-study, or both. The EA Pass is valid for a full year.