Frequently Asked Questions
A number of factors determine these requirements. [IRS Pub 5186] is a one-page overview that helps new EAs know when to renew enrollment.
You have one year from the purchase date to complete all enrolled agent continuing education courses with the exception of the AFTR course, which expires December 31.
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.
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.
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
Yes. All enrolled agent continuing education 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.
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.
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.
Yes, for California tax preparers we report to the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) immediately once you complete the course.
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.
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.
Yes. All courses are online.
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.
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 Multiple Attempts
- Direct Reporting To IRS with acceptance status
- Printable Certificate Of Completion Emailed and Saved in your Account
- 40 Available Courses
(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.