A dynamic and diverse community for tax professionals.

NAEA is more than a professional organization. When you join our community, we become your partner, your teacher, and your advocate in the halls of Congress and beyond. NAEA believes in your professional commitment, and work hard to bring you benefits and opportunities to begin or expand your career as a tax professional. Here are a few ways we help our members stand out from other tax professionals:

  1. Build your expertise through our continuing education courses.
  2. Remain current on hot tax topics with the bimonthly EA Journal and weekly e-newsletters.
  3. Expand your customer clientele with a listing in our Find a Tax Expert Directory*.
  4. Contribute to protecting the profession in the legislative, regulatory, and public policy arenas by supporting NAEA’s advocacy activities.
  5. Stay connected to a professional community of tax experts through the NAEA Member WebBoard.
  6. Exclusive member offers and discounts, like a free Verifyle Pro account and insurance options.

*Only available to regular NAEA members.

Choose the membership level that works best for you.

NAEA Membership Requirements

NAEA requires its members to earn 30 hours of CE per year, including two hours of ethics (calendar year, Jan – Dec). CE is prorated for new members: two CE hours per month of membership + two hours of ethics for the first year of membership (month that you joined NAEA until December 31st) .

Continuing Education does not have to be obtained from NAEA;  members may obtain CE from other recognized organizations offering continuing education. NAEA’s CE hour requirement will be confirmed by the member through self-attestation during the membership renewal process.

Alert: Dues Increase Effective Sept. 1, 2022

This past May, the NAEA Board of Directors approved a membership dues increase by $10. Effective September 1, 2022, membership dues for Enrolled Agents and Associates have increased from $265 to $275 and Emeritus membership dues from $66.25 to $68. Academic associate dues remain the same.

Membership Options

(Open to new enrolled agents only)

Fees and eligibility:

To qualify, applicants must submit documentation showing that you passed the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE) within the last 12 months. This should be one of the following:

  • Enrolled Agent License
  • Enrolled Agent Certificate
  • Prometric Score Reports for all three parts of the Special Enrollment Exam

Instructions: Submit your application online along with supporting documents in PDF format using the link below. The SEE Passer discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

(Open to EAs only)

Fees:
  • $275 annual fee plus state affiliate annual dues.

Click here to view the list of state affiliate dues*.

* If your practice is located in a state with a NAEA state affiliate, then the amount of the affiliate dues is noted. These dues are also annually renewed on the date in which you joined. You MUST maintain membership in both the national and state association.

(Open to unenrolled preparers and aspiring EAs)

Fees:
  • $275 annual fee plus state affiliate annual dues.

Open to individuals who are not enrolled agents.

Click here to view the list of state affiliate dues*.

** OPTIONAL for Associates: If your practice is located in a state with a NAEA state affiliate, then the amount of the affiliate dues is noted. These dues are also annually renewed on the date in which you joined. You MUST maintain membership in both the national and state association.

Associates get FREE access to the Surgent EA Review Course-Part 1

Fees and eligibility:
  • $68 annual fee
  • Emeritus status is for individuals who have fully retired from practice.
  • You must have already indicated to the IRS on Renewal Form 8554 that you desire “inactive retirement status.”
  • You must be a regular member in good standing with an active membership for at least one year in order to apply for Emeritus membership

Instructions: Email membership@naea.org with a PDF copy of your letter from the IRS confirming your inactive agent status.

Fees and Eligibility:

For students and instructors:

2-year complimentary membership. $35 for each subsequent year after complimentary period for up to 8 years. After this 10-year period, the member must change to an Associate of Regular membership type.

Those in an accredited college or professional school in a tax, accounting, or finance program applying for a complimentary Academic Associate Membership, please provide one of the following:

  • Copy of your Class Schedule
  • Copy of your Transcripts
  • A letter from your Dean as proof of eligibility

*Individuals defined by IRS Circular 230 (i.e. EAs, CPAs, CFPs, etc.) are not eligible for this membership type.

Instructions: Submit your application online along with supporting documents in PDF format using the link below.

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