An Enrolled Agent is a credential awarded by the US Treasury/Internal Revenue Service that allows the credential holder to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. The Enrolled Agent credential is the highest credential that the Internal Revenue Service Awards. For more information about the Enrolled Agent credential, please click here: https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/enrolled-agents
I strongly urge all of my accounting students to obtain their Enrolled Agent credentials. While the exam is rigorous, it is manageable. The exam is divided into three parts: 1) Individuals, 2) Businesses, and 3) Representation, Practices and Procedure. Section 2–Businesses, is by far the most difficult section.
My recommendation is to use the Gleim Enrolled Agent Review Course. This is the study course that I used for my Enrolled Agent exam, and I also plan to use Gleim for the CPA and CMA exams. Here is a link to the Gleim Enrolled Agent Review Courses: https://www.gleim.com/enrolled-agent-review/courses/
My recommendation is to purchase either the Traditional or Premium review systems.
Over the years, several of my students have inquired about degree completion programs. Many colleges and universities offer these types of programs.
My suggestion would be to go through California State University Sacramento. Sac State offers their degree completion programs through the College of Continuing Education, which while a part of the university, the College of Continuing Education has different admission requirements and fee structures. I have taken several courses at Sac State through the College of Continuing Education. Specifically, I cleared my Adult Education Teaching Credential through the Sac State College of Continuing Education, and I am working on my Certified Crime and Information Analyst Certification there as well.
Here is the link to the Sac State College of Continuing Education: https://www.cce.csus.edu/
Here is the link to the Sac State College of Continuing Education Degree Completion Programs: https://www.cce.csus.edu/degreecompletion
Here is the link to the Sac State College of Continuing Education Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies Program (this degree provides the pathway to obtaining your Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials): https://www.cce.csus.edu/bscts
I plan on holding class this evening (Tuesday, August 18, 2020); however, there may be power interruptions due to the extreme weather that we are experiencing. PG&E has been experiencing numerous power outages throughout much of California, especially the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
In the event that we lose power, class will be rescheduled if power is not restored within fifteen (15) minutes. While I do have a backup generator, I realize that many of my students probably do not. As such, we will reschedule the class meeting in the event of a power outage that lasts more than fifteen (15) minutes. If I suddenly go offline and you do not, that means that I am likely experiencing a power outage and you are not. (I am in Vacaville, and I believe that all of you are in the Fairfield/Suisun area.) Again, please wait fifteen (15) minutes before leaving.
Steve M. Windham