Continuing Professional Education

IRS Approved CPE For Enrolled Agents, CPAs, and Tax Preparers

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IRS Approved CPE

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Tax Preparer CPE

The IRS still accepts CPE for tax preparers, but it is no longer a mandatory requirement. Consider participating the in the new IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP).

Enrolled Agent CPE

The IRS requires EAs to complete a minimum of 16 hours of CE annually, with 72 hours completed in a 3 year period. We suggest taking 24 hours annually to avoid a large deficit in year 3.

Annual Filing Season Program - AFSP

To receive the AFSP Record of Completion, a non-exempt preparer must complete the 6 hour AFTR course and exam, 10 hours of federal tax law topics, and 2 hours of ethics.

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CPE Course Library

NASBA Courses
Tax Return Preparer Ethical Issues
2 hours
Disciplinary Actions for Circular 230 Violations
2 hours
Ethics for Tax Practitioners
2 hours
2019 Federal Tax Updates
3 hours
Whose Deduction is it Anyway? Tax Issues for Divorced and Separated Parents
2 hours
1099 Dos and Don'ts
2 hours
Accuracy & Continuity on Tax Returns
2 hours
Earned Income Tax Credit and Preparer Responsibilities
2 hours
Education Tax Benefits
4 hours
Estate Tax Planning
3 hours
Marital Status and the Adoption Credit, Moving Expenses, and Gain on Sale of Main Home
2 hours
Preparing Returns with Multiple Income Sources
2 hours
Qualified Small Business Stock Sales
2 hours
Retirement Plans, Pensions and Annuities
2 hours
Self-Employment, Education Credits and Estimating Tax
2 hours
Single With Dependents
2 hours
Tax Rules Related to Ministers and Clergy
2 hours
Tax Treatment of Individual Retirement Arrangements
2 hours
Tax Treatment of Life Insurance Proceeds
2 hours
Tax Treatment of Sickness and Injury Plans
2 hours
Taxation of Daycare Providers
2 hours
Taxation of Lawsuits, Awards, and Settlements
2 hours
Applying the New Tangible Property Regulations
2 hours
Charitable Contribution Compliance
2 hours
Debt Cancellation
2 hours
Determining the Deductibility of Business Expenses and Hobby Losses
2 hours
Estate Planning Overview
3 hours
Reporting Foreign Income, Accounts, and Assets
2 hours
Passive Activity Loss Limitations
2 hours
Primer on Retirement Plans for Small Business
2 hours
Something Old, Something New, Some Divorce Tax Issues for You
2 hours
Substantiation of Business Expenses
2 hours
Taxpayer Penalties and Interest
2 hours
The Correct Approach to Deducting Travel and Lodging Expenses
2 hours
Offers-in-Compromise: Navigating the Process
2 hours
Representing Taxpayers Before the IRS
2 hours
Fundamentals of Entity Selection
3 hours
Section 199A Deduction for Qualified Business Income
1 hour
2020 Annual Federal Tax Refresher
6 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to my courses?

You have one year from the purchase date to complete all courses with the exception of the AFTR course, which expires December 31.

Do these courses count for CPA credit?

Many of our tax preparer CE courses have NASBA and QAS approval. We do not register our courses with individual state boards of accountancy so please ensure your state accepts NASBA registered courses. IRS Tax Ethics courses do not qualify for CPA ethics credit, as they do not cover accounting topics.

Do you have a California State Tax Law course for CTEC?

We do not have the 5-hour course on CA tax law. All other courses qualify for CTEC federal tax and ethics. Please let us know if you are interested in a CA tax law course.

Are you an IRS approved continuing education provider?

Yes. We are an approved continuing education provider with several regulators. Our provider numbers are:

  • IRS approved CPE provider number: UBWMF
  • CTEC approved provider number: 6209
  • NASBA approved provider number: 116347
Do these tax CE courses qualify for enrolled agent continuing education?

Yes. All courses meet the IRS requirements for enrolled agent CPE. The one exception is the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course, as the IRS does not allow an Enrolled Agent to receive credit.

When do I receive my CPE certificates for completed courses?

We provide a certificate to you immediately upon passing the course exam. In addition, you can retrieve a pdf copy of your certificate from our website.

How frequently do you report to the IRS?

We report CPE course completions to the IRS daily for Enrolled Agents and Tax Preparers during peak times in November and December. In other months, we report weekly.

Do you report instantly to CTEC?

Yes, for California tax preparers we report to the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) immediately once you complete the course.

Do I need to pay more for reporting to the IRS or CTEC?

No. There are no additional fees to report these courses. In fact, if you have multiple credentials we report to all providers for no additional cost.

Do you have courses on IRS representation?

Yes. These courses are a must for Enrolled Agents, CPAs, and any Tax Preparer looking to improve their ability to help clients navigate the IRS rules.

Are these CPE courses available online?

Yes. All courses are online.

What are the continuing education requirements for Enrolled Agents?

Enrolled Agents are required to complete at least 16 CPE hours each year, for a total of 72 hours during the 3-year enrollment cycle. EAs are also required to complete 2 hours of Ethics CPE each year, which counts towards the 16-hour enrolled agent cpe requirement.

If I am a Licensed Tax Consultant or Tax Preparer in Oregon, does your CE tax course count towards my continuing education requirements in Oregon?

Because Fast Forward Academy is an IRS-approved provider of tax continuing education, the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners will accept courses provided by Fast Forward Academy. This means you are able to fulfill your 30 hours of continuing education with Fast Forward Academy.

Oregon state based Licensed Tax Consultants & Tax Preparers are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education each year in order to maintain an active license. Of the 30 hours required, (2) must be on professional conduct / ethics.

  • Deadline for completion of CE for Tax Consultants is before 11:59PM May 31st every year.
  • Deadline for completion of CE for Tax Preparers is before 11:59PM September 30th every year.

Your course includes:

  • 2 Hours Of Irs Tax Ethics
  • 3 Hours Of Federal Tax Law Updates
  • 25 Hours Of Federal Tax Law Topics
  • Open Book Examination - With Unlimited Attempts
  • Direct Reporting To IRS with acceptance status
  • Printable Certificate Of Completion Emailed and Saved in your Account
  • Over 35 Available Courses See Options

(Please call to purchase the 30 hour course 888-798-7277)

Not currently a licensed tax consultant or licensed tax preparer in oregon?

If you are not currently an Oregon Licensed Tax Return Preparer please click here for additional information. Fast Forward Academy does not currently offer the 80 hour course required for those seeking to become newly licensed tax preparers in the state of Oregon.

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