In order to pursue a career as an enrolled agent, you are required to take the Special Enrolled Examination (SEE). The exam is comprised of three parts:

  • Part 1 – Individuals
  • Part 2 – Businesses
  • Part 3 – Representation, Practice and Procedures


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For quick reference, here are a few key details about the exam:

  • Exams are offered May 1 through February 28. There is no testing in March or April.
  • Candidates may schedule each part of the exam at their convenience, in any order. It is not required to take all parts in one sitting. Exam fees are $181.94 per part.
  • Prometric maintains approximately 300 test sites throughout the US and internationally. To enter the testing facility, you must present a valid, government-issued identification card containing both your signature and picture.
  • Each part of the exam will have about 100 questions, along with a small number of experimental questions that will not be scored (you will not know which questions will count towards your score and which are included to gather statistical information on questions prior to being added to the exam).
  • The exam includes three types of multiple choice questions: direct question, incomplete sentence and all of the following except.
  • Exam results are scaled, by calculating the number of questions answered correctly from the total number of questions asked and converting to a scale that ranges from 40 to 130.
  • Test results are available immediately following the exam. Candidates who pass are not told their score simply that they passed. Candidates who fail will be told their score, as well as diagnostic information to help prepare for re-examination.
  • Candidates who do not pass a part of the exam after four attempts during the May 1 through February 28 test window must wait until the next testing period before attempting the part again.
  • Candidates have a two year window from the time they pass the first part to pass the other two parts of the exam.


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