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    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

    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 and to speak with a Testing Accomodations Advocate.

    Candidates seeking testing accommodations must submit a completed request packet. The health care provider who made the diagnosis or who is treating you must document the nature of the disability or illness on their portion of the packet and must provide their signature. This documentation will help us determine the appropriate testing accommodations. Generally, at least 30 days’ advance notice is required to arrange testing accommodations and there is no additional charge to candidates.

    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. At some testing centers, there is a fee for 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.
    • Prescriptions and bottled water may not be brought into the testing room but can be kept in the 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 to request a refund.


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