EA NAEA CPE requirements

Enrolled Agents who are a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) must complete the same minimum Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours required by the IRS standards, plus some additional education hours. The NAEA requirement on when the hours must be earned is also different from the standard EA CE schedule.

CPE requirements which are the same as the IRS CPE requirements

Basic standards for continuing education for NAEA members are the same as for any EA:

All continuing education hours requirements are based on a calendar year, i.e. hours earned between January 1st and December 31st of each year.

Additional requirements for NAEA members:

Summary of differences in the requirements

Standard EA CE requirements

NAEA CE requirements


Reporting requirements for NAEA members

While EA license renewals are every three years, depending on your social security number, NAEA members renew their membership annually.

Members of NAEA submit a CPE Attestation Form indicating the total hours and total ethics hours earned during the calendar year. This form is submitted along with the annual dues payment.

For more information

The CPE Attestation Form as well as contact information is available at the NAEA website.