Why to Become an Enrolled Agent (EA)
How Exactly Is This Credential Going To Benefit You?
How the Program Works
The Diagnostic Pre-Test
As tax professionals, we all have stronger and weaker areas of our knowledge; some topics we deal with all the time, and understand very well, others we rarely see and barely know. The first step to passing the EA Exam is to know where you need to focus your study. Our diagnostic pre-test system establishes a "baseline" for your study, showing you exactly which areas you'll need to focus on in order to pass the Exam. The diagnostic pre-test also acts as the starting point for our historical analysis feature, which shows how much you've improved since you started using our system!
Now that you know where you are now with our diagnostic pre-test, it's time to really dig into the core of our Program: the Adaptive Drills section. Our Adaptive Drills--a series of questions which mimic the real EA Exam--test you on every single topic area on the Exam, once again allowing you to focus your study time on shoring up weaker areas of your tax knowledge. Explanations are provided for every single question in the Adaptive Drills, including links to the IRS publication that pertain to that question! Using our Adaptive Drills will cement your existing, strong knowledge areas and shore up weaker areas of your knowledge. Using Adaptive Drills is the proven way to pass the EA Exam!
Video Explanations, for Everything (Optional)
Included with our "Total Package" option (described below), you can access detailed video explanations for every single topic on the Exam. We literally go through every topic, in detail, on video. Use the Adaptive Drills to identify those areas where you need further instruction, then use the Video Explanations to obtain that further instruction. Then "rinse and repeat" that process--Adaptive Drills to see where you need explanations, then Video Explanations of those topics--for as many topic areas as you need! Many tax professionals will be able to pass the Exam just using our "Fast Pass" option (described below), but for those who really want to know that you'll pass on the first try, the Video Explanations are a game-changer!
Once you've been using the Adaptive Drills and the explanations of each question to test yourself on every part of the Exam topics, it's time to start working with our Simulated Exams. These practice tests look and feel exactly like the real EA Exam, with the "countdown clock" and everything. Especially if you are someone who has a bit of a phobia about taking tests, it helps tremendously to take these Simulated Exams. If you're not scoring at a passing rate yet, simply go back through the Adaptive Drills and topic explanations, and then come back and take the Simulated Exams again. Once you're consistently passing the Simulated Exams, you'll know--not think, know--you're ready to go pass the Exam with confidence!
Meet Your EA Course Creators!
Teamwork makes the dream work!
Pronto Tax School, Inc. has partnered with Lambers Financial and Eva Rosenberg, a.k.a. "Tax Mama®," to bring you this top-rated EA Exam Preparation Course that helps you pass the IRS Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) and become an Enrolled Agent (EA).
Founded in 1966, Lambers has helped hundreds of thousands of people pass the CPA and EA exams. Lambers has been known for over 50 years as having some of the best instructors in the entire industry. You also get support from Lambers if you have questions about the Simulated Exams or other parts of the system, need information about where to take the EA Exam, and other logistical matters.
Now let's talk about Eva Rosenberg, a.k.a. "Tax Mama®." Long story short, she's an EA Exam Preparation BEAST! Eva is an EA herself, with an MBA in International Business.
Oh, and like Pronto Tax School, Eva prides herself on being NOT super-boring, if at all possible. She explains complicated concepts in a way that everyone can understand. Google it, you'll see the love Eva gets from all the tax professionals she's helped over the years.
Who creates these other EA Exam Prep Courses?
How does their track record stack up with Tax Mama's?
Check the records, we are bringing you the best instructor in the industry!
This EA Exam Prep Course we're offering here is Eva's master work, the culmination of all her decades of teaching taxes. She's bringing her A Game to help YOU win.
When you team up with Pronto Tax School, Lambers, and Eva Rosenberg, you're putting together a team that's 100% dedicated to helping you achieve your tax career dreams.
What Are Other People Saying About this
EA Exam Preparation Program?
EA Exam Prep Members Receive:
Find the Plan That's Right For You:
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
There are two main benefits of obtaining the EA credential: 1) you'll prove your advanced tax knowledge to your clients and the general public and, by doing so, you'll attract higher-paying work, and 2) you'll be able to represent clients with IRS issues, allowing you to access the booming area of the tax industry known as Tax Problem Resolution.
Let's be clear. We are not saying that becoming an EA will triple your earnings. We are saying that becoming an EA will triple your earning power. It's not having the EA credential that earns you more money. It's what you do with it. That's why our Total Package includes specific, actionable resources for putting your EA to work from day one! Meanwhile, the salary research website PayScale.com puts the average salary of an EA at $48,229. And they put the average pay of a non-EA tax preparer at $12.59 per hour. You can make good money as a tax professional without being an EA, we know many tax pros who do. However, based on our experience in serving over 15,000 tax professionals, in general we see EAs earning substantially more than non-EA tax preparers.
1) Do more complex work with confidence. For instance, working with LLC and S corporation clients.
2) Do Tax Problem Resolution work.
3) Do Tax Consulting work.
All three of these areas are seeing explosive growth and EAs are perfectly-positioned to capitalize.
Over 19 million taxpayers owe the IRS money and haven't paid. The main reason the demand for Expert Tax Problem Solvers is growing is because so many more taxpayers are self-employed these days; experts predict that up to 50% of all American workers will be self-employed by 2020. This will undoubtedly lead to more tax problem resolution work and will increase the demand for EAs who are licensed to do this kind of work.
Tax problem resolution work entails solving tax problems for taxpayers. This can includes setting up installment agreements, settling tax debts for less than is owed through the IRS Offer in Compromise program, reducing or eliminating penalties assessed to taxpayers, and all kinds of other fun stuff. This is an incredible way to help clients.
Yes, this is an online course, you can work through it on your own schedule. You have 365 days from the date you first access the course included with your purchase.
Yes, through our teammate Lambers, we provide you with full tech support for the product itself, as well as "Ask the Expert" support if you have questions about the materials themselves or the process of becoming an EA. Support is available via email and phone. Phone support is provided by actual human beings.
No, it's included.
The IRS allows us to grant up to six hours of CE for this course. However, the primary goal of this course is not to get CE credits. The point is to pass the EA Exam.
Remember, this is not a traditional CE course where you need to "knock out" XYZ hours for your credits. This is a test preparation course. How long you spend on the lessons will depend on your own situation. We recommend allotting 20-40 hours of study time per part of the EA Exam.
Glad you asked! We have over 40 hours of video instruction in this course--more BY FAR than any other course provider. You get video instruction on literally every topic that could appear on the EA Exam. We do recommend that you take an "on demand" approach and watch the videos that are most pertinent to your individualized needs as far as which areas to study. That being said, if you want to use this course as your "360 Degree Complete" education on every aspect of the U.S. tax system, be our guest! :) Eva has dropped a ridiculous amount of knowledge for you in these videos. Note that videos are only available with the Total Package version. If you purchased Fast Pass and now realize you want the videos, you can upgrade within 90 days of purchase and get full credit for your Fast Pass investment towards the Total Package price.
Students are finding great success by following this simple, step by step system: First, get logged in and complete your initial Pre-Test assessment. This assessment will tell you which weakness areas you need to "shore up." Next, use the Adaptive Drills ("mini-tests") which will prove you're starting to shore up your weaker knowledge areas; answers for every question are provided, creating an interactive learning experience. If you've invested in the Total Package, "mix in" watching the video explanations for each topic, based on the Adaptive Drill readings that show you which topics you need to understand better. Once you've shored up those weaker areas, start working the Simulated Exams, which look and feel exactly like the EA Exam. Once your scores on the Simulated Exams indicate you're ready to pass the EA Exam, go take the test, and pass it. This is not a complicated process.
The IRS publishes a list of topics that appear on the EA Exam. Our EA Exam Preparation Course precisely follows the IRS list of topics. There are three parts of the EA Exam: Individual Taxation, Business Taxation, and IRS Representation, Practices, and Procedures. As long as you know the topic areas on which IRS tests, you can pass the test.
You will go to a testing center in your local area to take the test. Currently the testing centers are operated by a third party company, Prometric, Inc.
EAs must complete 72 hours of continuing education every three years, including at least two hours per year of ethics. This averages out to 24 hours of CE per year.
Yes. If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know within 14 days of your purchase, and you'll receive a full refund. We're only happy if you're happy.
Yes, this type of work is available year-round.
It is a challenging exam, yes, which is why it's so important that you properly prepare. On a scale of 1 to 10 we would say it is about a 7 in terms of difficulty. Taking an EA Exam Preparation Course makes it much easier to pass, and much more likely that you will pass on the first try.
Absolutely not. As with any business, your results may vary and will be based on your individual capacity, business experience, expertise, and level of desire. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. There is no guarantee that you will make any income at all and you accept the risk that the earnings and income statements differ by individual. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation. The use of our information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that the Company is not liable for any success or failure of your business that is directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of our information, products, and services reviewed or advertised on this Website. That being said, we will do everything we can to help you achieve success. As long as you're willing to do your part, it's 100% doable.
Three main things differentiate this course from all others: 1) More video training than any other EA Exam Prep Course, by far, with over 45 hours video instruction. 2) The instructor, EA Eva Rosenberg, is an awesome teacher who is not incredibly boring and explains things in a very accessible way. 3) The customer support is outstanding, everyone involved in this Program actually cares about helping you become an EA!
Use an EA Exam Preparation Course with a diagnostic testing platform (such as our system), because diagnostic testing will show you the areas of tax knowledge you need to work on before you go take the Exam. Most tax pros are stronger in some areas and weaker in others. Our Adaptive Drills diagnostic testing system shows you which areas of tax law you need to study to assure yourself of a passing score.
Passing the EA Exam is much easier than passing the CPA Exam and for this reason many people who do not pass the CPA Exam choose to pass the EA Exam instead. Getting your EA credential allows you to do much (not all) of the same work as a CPA and, in many cases, earn as much or more than a CPA.
Yes, and keep in mind the EA Exam is always one year behind. The IRS will update the EA Exam again starting in 2020 and this course will be updated in February of 2020 to reflect the new materials. The current course is the most updated material that you will see on the real EA Exam.
The IRS uses the term "Select Enrollment Examination" (SEE) to describe the test you need to pass to become an Enrolled Agent. For ease of understanding, we are using the term "EA Exam" on this page. So many acronyms, so little time... :)
Yes, you can take each part separately, if you choose.
100 questions per part and there are three parts.
It costs $181.94 per part to sit for the EA Exam. There are 3 parts. This fee is charged by Prometric, Inc., the test administrator.
In addition to passing all three parts of the Select Enrollment Examination (SEE), you will need to fill out IRS Form 23 (brief application), and also undergo a background check. We provide you with full instructions about the process as part of this training course. You also must renew your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) every year in order to keep your EA license active.
Yes, we can. Visit courses.prontotaxschool.com to see our EA CE options.
We do offer payment plan solutions in some cases. For more info, please email support AT prontotaxschool.com or call us 310-422-1283. Be advised that the price when you pay via payments, your price will be higher due to the risk and expense we may incur in collecting payments. We advise full payment up front as that is the option where we see people enjoying the best success in passing the exam. Once you go "all in," you show to yourself that you're serious about passing the Exam.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have! Please feel free to contact us by email support AT prontotaxschool.com or phone 310-422-1283 or Facebook.com/prontotaxschool and send us a Facebook message. You can also review the list of Frequently Asked Questions about the EA Exam located at this page on the IRS website.
That is great, thank you! Working with business tax clients and clients with cryptocurrency considerations are two major opportunities for Enrolled Agents. We do not provide any "refund" of any previous payment for either of those Programs as a result of you investing in this EA Exam Preparation course. We do provide you with high-quality training and support, though, so you've got that going for you! If you ever want to discuss your particular situation or build a customized package for yourself, please feel free to schedule a phone call with our expert consultant. We will always do our best for you!
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We look forward to helping you pass the EA Exam on the first try. We measure our success exclusively by the success we help YOU achieve.