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Important Information Regarding the Enrolled Agent Special Enrollment Examination

  • Effective March 1, 2018, the fee to take each part of the SEE will change from $111.94 to $181.94.
  • Scheduling an exam appointment for the May 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 testing window will be available starting March 1, 2018.
  • Appointments scheduled for the current testing window (May 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018) cannot be rescheduled into the next testing window (May 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019).

    IRS Special enrollment Examination

    Individuals wishing to become an IRS Enrolled Agent must take and pass the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE).  Here are the steps involved.

    Step 1

    Create an Account

    Effective March 1, 2016, all first time users must create a new Prometric account. Access step by step instructions on how to create an account and establish a new user ID and password.


    Step 2

    Review the Candidate Information Bulletin

    Before you sign up to take the SEE, please review the Enrolled Agent Special Enrollment Examination Candidate Information Bulletin. This bulletin will provide you with important information about the examination and the process for becoming an Enrolled Agent.

    Step 3

    Review Exam Content Outlines

    Click below for a list of test topics for each examination part.

    Step 4

    Prepare for your Exam

    Step 5

    Schedule Your Exam

    The Special Enrollment Examination is a three part test. The Examination parts can be taken in any order.

    The easiest way to schedule an exam is online.

    1. Login to your account
    2. Select “Schedule Now” next to the test name under “Ready to schedule”.
    3. Select Test Center, Date & Time, and pay for your exam – This completes the scheduling process.
    4. Select Schedule and pay for your exam.
    If you have an existing account – you will be prompted for a one time re-verification of your PTIN. Please ensure you are using your individually assigned PTIN# (P0XXXXXXX) provided to you by the IRS

    After scheduling your exam, please review your appointment confirmation email to ensure that you have the correct exam, date, time, and testing location.

    Test Accommodations Candidates

    If you require testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other accommodations, please call Prometric at 800.967.1139 to obtain an accommodation request packet. Prior to submitting an accommodation request packet, please ensure that you have an existing Prometric Account. Reasonable testing accommodations are provided to allow candidates with documented disabilities an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

    Test Accommodations Candidates should submit a completed accommodation request packet, including their Prometric ID Number, along with professional documentation of the disability to help us determine the necessary testing arrangements. Thirty days’ advance notice is required for all testing arrangements. There is no additional charge for these accommodations.

    Step 6

    Important Test Day Checklist

    • Review your appointment confirmation email to confirm your appointment time.
    • Arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
    • Review driving directions. Allow sufficient time for travel, parking, locating the test center, and checking in. Depending on the location of the testing facility, note that additional parking fees may apply. Prometric, Inc. does not have the ability to validate parking.
    • Bring a valid, non-expired government-issued ID with a current photo and signature.
    • Consider wearing layers of clothing, which can be removed due to variability in temperature in the test area.
    • If bringing bottled water and necessary prescriptions, please note that these items must be kept in your test center locker for access if needed.
    • Consider bringing your own soft ear plugs or use the test center-provided sound dampening ear phones to decrease distractions during the test.

    Testing fees are generally not refundable or transferable. In very limited situations such as death of the candidate or accidentally signing up for the examination twice for the same date and time, refunds will be considered. Access the Refund Form and Submit the completed Refund Request Form to Prometric per instructions.


    If you are requesting a response concerning the registration, scheduling or test administration, please read the below message carefully. Prometric Candidate Care will review your concern and respond within 20 business days of receipt. Access the Appeal Form to request an appeal.