Bringing the EA Profession to U.S. Colleges

The Educating America program was introduced during a May 2014 NAEA Affiliate Presidents Exchange meeting as a 10-year initiative leading to the implementation of a standard taxation career program in colleges across the United States. Its primary goals are to enhance the recognition of enrolled agents and educate students and professors about the excellent career opportunities available for enrolled agents. Tremendous progress over the years has allowed us to provide internships and career paths, increase overall membership and introduce a national license to a younger generation. We are proud of the impact that this important initiative has made for the Enrolled Agent profession.

“I believe the enrolled agent exam review course provided through the National Association of Enrolled Agents’ (NAEA) “Educating America” program enhances career opportunities for our students and members of our community. We also see the review course and earning the enrolled agent credential as a benefit to our accounting and business students. We have offered the review course since 2012 and plan to expand to all of our campuses, including our on-line division. We are also developing a tax certificate program to enable individuals to enhance their tax skills and progress in the tax preparation field. Furthermore, I see the review course as a benefit to other community colleges and four-year institutions around the nation.”

—Professor Nauri Ahmed, Northern Virginia Community College