The government shutdown has delayed the annual revision of the Special Enrollment Examination. The examination administered starting on May 1, 2019 has not yet
been updated and reflects tax law for the calendar year 2017. A revised examination will be released on July 1, 2019 and will be based on tax law for the calendar year 2018.
Individuals wishing to become an IRS Enrolled Agent must take and pass the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE). The SEE is a comprehensive three-part exam. Candidates may take the three exam parts (Individuals; Businesses; and Representation, Practices, and Procedures) in any order. Prospective Enrolled Agents must pass all three exam parts within a two-year period to apply for enrollment.Here are the steps involved.
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.
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.
Click below for a list of test topics for each examination part.
For examinations delivered through June 30, 2019:
For examinations beginning July 1, 2019:
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.
After scheduling your exam, please review your appointment confirmation email to ensure that you have the correct exam, date, time, and testing location.
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.
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.
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