FunCPE is an Approved Continuing Education Sponsor for Registered Tax Return Preparers
View IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider agreement
- RTRP IRS Approved CE Provider number is FAE6R.
- FunCPE has been an approved IRS CPE sponsor for over ten years for EAs
- Each course has an approved program number which prints on your certificate
Our CPE Certificates of Completion meet the IRS standards for CE
- Your name and address
- CE program name
- IRS issued program number
- Date completed
- Length of CE program indicating CPE credit hours
- Signature of a sponsor representative
- IRS approved provider number
- CE Provider name and address
- You can also view and reprint your certificates at any time by logging into the course system.
- Although courses must be completed within one year, your login never expires
- All FunCPE certificates include the required information
FunCPE Reports CE courses completed to the IRS
In accordance with IRS CE Provider requirements, FunCPE reports your courses completed and CE hours earned to the IRS directly. CE is reported to the IRS electronically, and the IRS system checks what we submit against the PTIN information you provided to the IRS.
How to make sure your CE gets reported to the IRS
We ask for your PTIN number when you enroll in a course, as required by the new 2012 CE reporting requirements. The PTIN you enter in our registration must match the first and last name you provided to the IRS with your PTIN registration. The IRS matches the PTIN to your first and last name only, the middle name or middle initial is not considered.
We recommend that you login to your IRS PTIN account to verify the name you have on record with the IRS, and then use the exact name when registering for courses. Do not include any punctuation in your name such as hypens, commas or periods, as these will cause the CE to be rejected when we submit it.
Registered Tax Return Preparers do not have to mail in the CE Certificates with license renewal
Although you will still report total CE hours earned for each year in your reporting cycle on your renewal, you do not mail in your certificates of completion to the IRS. You should keep your certificates in a file, as the IRS does have the right to select you for a CPE audit, in which case they would request copies of these CPE certificates. As mentioned above, you can always come back to funcpe.com to reprint your certificates, even after your course is completed or expired.
PTIN CE hours will be viewable in your IRS account
The IRS is in the process of integrating the PTIN system to be able to display all CE hours earned, and this improvement is expected to be fully operational by May 2013.
When fully operational, you will be able to log into your PTIN account on the IRS web site and view hours reported. This will allow you to verify that all courses taken have been properly credited to your account. We anticipate some mis-reported CE due to typos when the PTIN is entered.