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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Enrolled Agent (EA) exam offered?

The EA exam is offered from May 1 – February 28, with blackout periods in March and April.

Where can I take the EA exam?

Exams are offered at Prometric test centers. Candidates living overseas can find international testing locations at Prometric.com/SEE by selecting “Contact Numbers–Including International Contacts”.

How is the EA exam scored?

Candidates’ raw scores are converted into a scale ranging from 40–130. Candidates must receive a scaled score of 105 to pass.

How much does the EA exam cost?

Exam fees of $203 (effective March 31, 2022) per part are due at the time of scheduling. Note that these fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How long do I have to pass all three EA exam sections?

Candidates must pass all three parts of the EA exam within two years, starting from the date the first exam is passed.

When are EA exam scores released?

Candidates will receive their test results immediately upon exam completion.

Do Enrolled Agents have continuing education (CE) requirements?

Yes. Enrolled Agents must complete at least 72 hours of CE from an IRS-approved CE provider every three years. Additionally, EAs must complete at least 16 hours of CE per year, including two hours on the subject of ethics. View a list of IRS-approved Enrolled Agent CE course packages.