What is the National Tax Practice Institute®?

The National Tax Practice Institute™ (NTPI®) is a three-level program developed to sharpen the skills of enrolled practitioners at all stages of their careers. With each level of this program, the core curriculum enables participants to expand their knowledge and skills, and gain the confidence needed to successfully guide their clients through the often challenging maze of IRS codes, internal regulations, and agency structure. Please note that this program is open only to enrolled agents, CPAs, and tax attorneys. Those who complete Levels 1, 2, and 3 earn the distinction of NTPI Fellow®, a designation held by the nation’s top tax practitioners.

NTPI Content Offerings at EA 2020 Forums : 


Level 1

If you are starting or continuing your journey with NTPI Level 1, you will want to take all Essential Track courses at both NAEA’s September and November forums, plus the prerequisite on-demand course Rep 101: An Overview of Representation. 

Register for this on-demand course to take in conjunction with your Essential Track courses for #EA2020 this September.

Level 3

If you are further along in your journey and are seeking to continue your path on Level 3, you will be able to obtain half of Level 3 content requirement at the September Digital Forum. You will want to take the Pro Track at the September Forum, plus the prerequisite on-demand course Assisting Nonfliers to get the first half of Level 3 completed. The second half of Level 3 content (as well as Level 2 content) will be offered in 2021.  

Graduate Level in Representation.  

This advanced program features content that changes every year, so you will never hear the same information twice—allowing you to return year after year. These sessions are taught by nationally recognized speakers that will engage participants in high-level discussions on advanced and timely topics. The Graduate Level in Representation track encourages networking and relationship-building that fosters a community of support and idea exchange. Take the Pro Track at NAEA’s November Digital Forum to continue or complete your journey.