As an approved CPE sponsor for EA CPE courses, FunCPE offers a qualified continuing education program.
Our approved course selection include over 150 hours of qualified tax courses, plus 2 hours of EA Ethics.
How many CPE hours do I need as an Enrolled Agent to maintain my license?
- 72 hours of CPE every 3 years
- 16 CPE hours every year (minimum)
In other words, you shouldn't wait until the last minute to take all 72 hours before you complete your EA license renewal. The Office of Professional Responsibility requires that you take at least 16 hours per year, to maintain your professional skills.
The 16 CPE hour annual minimum includes the 2 hour Ethics requirement.
Many Enrolled Agents take 24 hours of CE every year (including ethics) to avoid confusion.
==>Note that special CPE requirements apply to Enrolled Agents in their first enrollment cycle. The first enrollment cycle is called the "initial enrollment cycle" and includes each year up until you file your first EA renewal.
What type of CPE courses can I take to meet the EA requirements?
Your continuing education must be Federal tax courses and an ethics course. You must take a 2-hour ethics course each year. Per the Circular 230, allowable course subjects are:
- Federal taxation or
- Federal tax related matters, such as
- tax preparation software or
The primary focus of the course MUST BE Federal tax. The FunCPE accounting courses do not qualify for EA CPE as they are not focused on Federal tax.
You cannot take management or personal development courses, for example, for CPE credit. Our EA courses are all listed under the "Tax courses-using online materials" or "Tax courses-using books" heading on our course listing page, except the Ethics course which is in the "Ethics" section of the course list.
Is FunCPE a Qualified Sponsor for Enrolled Agents CPE?
Yes, our Sponsor Number is FAE6R. View actual Sponsor Agreement received from IRS.
NOTE: EAs are eligible to take our Free tax course "Charitable Contributions" for one hour of free tax cpe. Take this free CPE course so you can see how easy it is to take a course with FunCPE!
- Written by Carolyn Weaver