About the Enrolled Agent Exam

About the EA Exam Review



The Enrolled Agent (EA) examination is administered by Prometric: Register for the EA Exam

Written examination. You can become an enrolled agent by demonstrating special competence in tax matters by taking a written examination. This track requires that you –

  • Apply to take the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE);
  • Achieve passing scores on all parts of the SEE;
  • Apply for enrollment; and
  • Pass a background check to ensure that you have not engaged in any conduct that would justify the suspension or disbarment of an attorney, CPA, or enrolled agent from practice before the IRS.

National Association of Enrolled Agents


The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) is the professional society representing Enrolled Agents (EAs), which number some 40,000 nationwide. Its 11,000 members are licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including examination, collection, and appeals functions.

National Association of Tax Professionals


The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) is a nonprofit association that serves over 21,000 professionals working in all areas of tax practice.As the largest tax association, we offer education, research, and products to help increase your business success.

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