This page is for Continuing Education Courses and the IRS Annual Filing Season
Program (AFSP) for Credentialed Tax Professionals like the EA, ERPA and CPA.
If you want
CE courses for the non-credentialed PTIN, select the Non-Credentialed Taxation Program: AFSP
If you want to earn AFSP CE Credits for EA Exam Prep courses Click Here for EA Exam Prep Courses
DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION TO THE IRS.
The Cert is for your personal records. If the IRS ever wants to see your Cert, they will ask you for it. The Service properly puts the reporting burden on approved Continuing Education Providers like GlobalED to report your courses and credits directly to the IRS. You guys have enough on your plate to keep you busy. We'll do all the reporting of your CE credits so you can stay focused on the more important tax issues you face.
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EA & ERPA
CE Credits Every 3 Years
Exempt: 15 Credits Annually
||10 - Tax law
2 - Ethics
Non-Exempt: 18 Credits Annually
||10 - Tax Law
6 - AFTR
2 - Ethics
AFSP: Annual Filing Season Program
What advantage does the
Credentialed Preparer have in obtaining the AFSP
Record of Completion (RoC)? Well, none really for
you already have unlimited representation rights and
a listing in the IRS Public Directory. The only
benefit is hanging the RoC issued by the IRS on your
The RoC costs nothing and because
you have to obtain more credits annually than the AFSP
requires as long as you have the appropriate credits in
the three categories of Tax Law; Updates and Ethics, so why not?
If you're looking for online CE for your credential, look no further for online is the fast and convenient way to attain your required CE. Check our catalog and enroll in the block of credits you need for this cycle.
I'm a New EA,
How Many CE Credits Do I Need?
How It Works
||40 - 47 Credits
||32 - 39 Credits
||24 - 31 Credits
||16 - 23 Credits
||4 - 15 Credits
||1 - 3 Credits
We have eliminated the six month contract and opted for course expiration dates to coincide with IRS deadline dates regardless of when you enroll. You can still take advantage of our Contract Tiers as listed above but because the same courses may apply to different IRS CE programs with different expiration dates we will not automatically expire courses.
Because this is an internet based CE system, you will need to take a short exam for each course selected. IRS regs require a minimum of 5 questions for every credit offered and a score of 70% or better to earn a
course Certificate of Completion. You may take unlimited exam retakes until you pass, but most preparers pass on their first or second attempt. When pass your exam we email your Cert within 24 hours of passing on regular business days. Exams passed after
Noon on Friday will be emailed no later than the close of business on Monday.
GlobalED electronically reports all credits to the IRS so DO NOT report your education credits to the IRS, for they want reporting from approved providers only.
Our Certs are for your personal records.
There are NO REFUNDS for CE Courses once enrolled. If you select more credit than what you've contracted for, you will need to pay GlobalED the
price differential for the actual course credits selected that exceed your
contract before a Cert will be issued. For example, if you contract for the $99
4-15 credit tier but your final course brings you into the $125 16-23 credit
tier, you must pay GlobalED $26 before they grant you access to that course that
put you over the limit. All credits above 47 credit tier will be charged $10 per credit.
AFTR Course: An EA will NOT
receive CE credit for this course because it exclusively applies to the
non-credentialed preparer enrolled in the AFSP RoC program.