Enrolled Agents Classes and training
FREE Enrolled Agent CPE Content Available, FREE PDFs, Quality Content, and Great Topics
What makes the Fast Forward Academy continuing education platform different?
The value proposition is this…
• EASE OF USE – the system is extremely user-friendly and intuitive.
• FREE Content to try before you buy
• FREE PDFs with the purchase of any online course
• Entertaining, Valuable & Credible Continuing Education.
• Courses are written and reviewed by EAs, CPAs, MBAs, and professional editors.
• ALL courses registered with IRS.
• Complete CPE lessons at your own pace – save & exit anytime.
• Advanced reporting on course tests.
• Certificate of Completion – Also verified with the IRS & contains our course IRS OPR numbers.
EA CPE Requirements:
IRS: minimum 16 hours annually, 72 hours every 3 years. FFA recommends taking 24 hours annually to meet 3 year IRS requirements.
Enrolled Agents are required to take 72 hours of continuing education during the 3-year enrollment cycle, and at least 16 hours for each respective year to maintain their EA license. These 16 hours must include at least 2 hours of enrolled agent ethics or professional conduct education. The continuing education requirements are pro-rated if enrollment occurs in the middle of an enrollment cycle, at a rate of 2 hours required education for each month or part of a month enrolled.
All continuing education programs are measured in terms of contact hours. A contact hour is 50 minutes of continuous participation in a program. The IRS only grants a tax enrolled agent credit for a full contact hour, i.e., 50 minutes or multiples thereof.
Qualifying tax CE programs must meet certain standards. A qualified sponsor must run all CPE programs. They must require attendance and must issue a certificate of attendance. The instructor’s background, experience, education, and training should be appropriate for the subject matter. The course must provide a written outline, textbook, or suitable electronic educational materials. Self-study courses (including on-line, correspondence and taped program courses) do meet this standard if they require registration by the participant, provide a means of measuring completion such as a written test, provide an EA certification of successful completion of said test, and provide a written outline, textbook or acceptable electronic substitutes.
Fast Forward Academy offers the most innovative CPE platform on the market and we are constantly making it better.
• Track the status of your CPE requirements
• View course test results and reports
• Save and exit a course anytime and resume where you left off
• Most advanced, yet simple to use testing engine in the industry
• Printable certificates of completion
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is your course a book or electronic download?
FFA CPE is an online course delivered direct through our Web site. PDFs are provided free of charge with the purchase of content.
Do you cover at least 2 EA hours of enrolled agent ethics CE or professional conduct education?
Yes, the IRS enrolled agent education requirement for ethics is 2 hours per year minimum, so we offer enrolled agent ethics course(s) to our customers.
Is your CPE content updated to cover the current year’s tax law?
Of course. All enrolled agent hours of CPE are updated for the current tax year.
Can your EA CPE content be applied towards NAEA CPE requirements?
Since our course meets or exceeds the IRS guidance and since our courses are reviewed and approved by the IRS; yes, our content counts towards your NAEA CE requirements. Please keep in mind that the NAEA requires members and associates to acquire 30 hours of CPE per calendar year.
Can I buy one course at a time?
You can buy the courses individually or all together at a substantial discount.
How can I pay? Do you take phone orders?
We accept all major forms of payment. We also accept payments over the phone. (888)798-PASS (7277).