The ideal career is steps away.

For those who’ve served their country and would still like to serve it after their time in the military, a career as an enrolled agent might be right for you. Taxes are what make America function every day, and our citizens are increasingly faced with difficult tax-related issues and need professional representation before the IRS.

That’s where you come in. An EA is the highest certification from the IRS and instantly catapults you to a highly respected level of tax professional. And, we’ve made it simple for veterans like you to become an EA. The Pathway to EA Program is designed to streamline the exam prep process to help you study smarter and be more likely to pass. Find out how we can help you.

Am I EA Material?

Are you smart, organized, detail-oriented, and always ready to learn? Do you believe in holding to the highest ethical standards possible? Want to potentially be your own boss? You might make a great EA … plus you don’t need a college degree.

Looking for real flexibility? EAs are employed and employable everywhere.

Corporations, consultancies, private practices, independent tax preparation firms, legal offices, and more. Unlike lawyers or CPAs who are licensed by individual state, EAs are free to practice anywhere in the country.

Like the sound of unlimited earning potential?

EAs have great entrepreneurial opportunities and can start their own businesses. They also have the latitude to charge higher fees than other tax preparers thanks to the EA certification. Get started now.

How do I become and EA?

EAs either have previous relevant experience with the IRS or they take an online exam.

Let’s break it down. EAs can become credentialed in one of two ways: with five years of IRS experience regularly interpreting tax regulations or through the successful completion of the three-part Special Enrollment Exam (SEE). Check the Credentialing section for specific info on the steps you need to take to get started.

How do I prep for the exam?

Right here! NAEA has joined forces with Surgent Professional Education to provide aspiring EAs with a best-in-class exam prep solution that’s customizable to your level of comprehension. Learn more about our partnership with Surgent.

Surgent’s EA Review prep class is powered by an award-winning adaptive learning software – A.S.A.P. Technology™–which identifies your level of comprehension across all exam topics and creates a customized study plan to match. As a result, you could spend up to 40% less time studying than with other exam prep programs.

You’ll be steered toward study content that addresses your weak spots, while real-time algorithms ensure content is always optimized based on your progress.

Through ReadyPASS, you complete an assessment based on all three SEE content areas and then instantly receive your ReadySCORE which estimates what you’d earn on the SEE if you took it today. ReadySCORE delivers a comprehensive diagnostic report that includes your best and worst-performing topics, how your score rates against EAs who have passed the SEE, and the estimated time to complete your studies.

With Surgent’s EA Review, you’ll study less and be much more likely to pass. And you can get started for free. Get started now.

Where can I learn more about EAs?

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