EA Review FAQs

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Is this the same course as Surgent’s EA Review?

Yes, this is the same product. The Income Tax School is simply partnering with Surgent to offer our tax school students a great product, at a special discounted price, when they are ready to begin studying for the EA exam.

Why should I purchase the Surgent EA Review from The Income Tax School?

The Income Tax School is a trusted tax industry leader. We only partner with companies that have high quality products/services with top-rated customer service and support. In addition, our pricing is slightly lower than Surgent’s. The EA Review Essentials Pass (the full course) is priced at $449 on our website, while Surgent offers it for $499. And our individual EA Review – Parts 1, 2, & 3, are each priced at $169, while Surgent offers them for $189 each.

Do you offer a payment plan on these products?

No. However, you can purchase one section at a time, which can make it more manageable. We are also less expensive than going directly through Surgent.

If needed, who provides support for the Surgent EA Review?

Surgent will provide support for their EA Review because it is their product.

Where can I take the Enrolled Agent Exam?

Exams are offered at Prometric test centers. Candidates living oversees can find international testing locations at Prometric.com/SEE, and selecting “Contact Numbers-Including International Contacts”

How is the Enrolled Agent exam scored?

Candidates’ raw scores are converted onto a scale ranging from 40-130. Candidates must receive a scaled score of 105 to pass.

How much does the Enrolled Agent exam cost?

As of 3/1/2018, exam fees are due at the time of scheduling and cost $181.94 per part. Note that these fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How long do I have to pass all three Enrolled Agent sections?

Candidates must pass all three parts of the EA exam within two years, starting from the date the first exam is passed.

When are EA Exam Scores released?

Candidates will receive their test results immediately after completing the exam.

Do all Enrolled Agents have continuing education requirements?

Yes. Enrolled Agents must complete at least 72 hours of continuing education every three years from an IRS-approved CE provider. Additionally, EAs must complete at least 16 hours of CE per year, including 2 hours on the subject of ethics. For a list of IRS-approved Enrolled Agent CE seminars, click here.

Do you have a refund policy?

A full refund of the EA Exam Review Course(s) is available from The Income Tax School within 7 days of purchase and less than 4 hours total study time. Plus, Surgent offers a Pass Guarantee that can’t be beat!