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CE and CFP Certification

Continuing Education (CE)

Attendance at IRS Nationwide Tax Forum seminars qualifies for continuing education (CE) credits for enrolled agents, certified public accountants, Annual Filing Season Program participants and California Tax Education Council (CTEC) participants. You will need to understand and comply with your licensing agency's CE requirements. Attendance for the full 50 minutes of the presentation is required to receive one CE credit. The seminar schedule allows for a maximum of 19 credits that can be earned at each forum location.

Each 50-minute seminar qualifies for one CE credit. Some seminars may be presented in a workshop format, and therefore may qualify for more than one credit depending on the overall length of the class. The field of study for all seminars is "taxation" or "ethics, and the delivery method is "group-live."

An automated program is used to track CE at all forum locations. Each attendee will receive a registration badge with a barcode. A barcode scanning system will be implemented within each seminar room to quickly and efficiently track attendance. Prior to the start of each seminar, forum attendees seeking CE credits will need to scan their badge to confirm attendance. Please note that only those participants seeking CE credits need to have their barcodes scanned. Participants will receive an e-mail confirmation after the forum that will serve as proof of attendance. Be sure to provide a valid e-mail address with your registration if you wish to receive the e-mail confirmation.

IRS Communications & Liaison is an IRS-Approved CE Provider for those individuals who are enrolled agents, as well as those participating in the Annual Filing Season Program.

The IRS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of CE on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to:

National Registry of CPE Sponsors
150 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 700
Nashville, TN  37219-2417 
www.nasba.org
NASBA Registration Number: 103214

Attorneys: Please check with your state bar to determine whether participation in the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum seminars qualifies for continuing legal education credit.

Annual Filing Season Program

To participate in the Annual Filing Season Program, please ensure that you obtain the correct number and type of credits as shown in the table below.

Annual Filing Season Program Exemption Status Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course & Test CE Credits Tax Law Update CE Credits Federal Tax Law CE Credits Ethics CE Credits Total CE Credits
Non-Exempt 6 0 10 2 18
Exempt 0 3 10 2 15

For more information on requirements, the definition of exempt and non-exempt status, and where to obtain the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course and Test, visit www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/Annual-Filing-Season-Program.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP)

The IRS offers continuing education credits for certified financial planners (CFP) at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

Each forum attendee will receive a registration badge with a barcode. A barcode scanning system will be implemented within each seminar room to quickly and efficiently track attendance. Prior to the start of each seminar, forum attendees seeking CE credits for certified financial planners will need to scan their badges to confirm attendance. Please note that only those participants seeking continuing education credits for certified financial planners need to have their barcodes scanned. Participants will receive an e-mail confirmation after the forum that will serve as proof of attendance. Be sure to provide a valid e-mail address with your registration if you wish to receive the e-mail confirmation.

The IRS is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The board has the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CE credit for certified financial planners. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to:


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
1425 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
www.cfpboard.org
mail@CFPBoard.org

For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact us at taxforumcpe@irs.gov.