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Continuing Education Provider Information

The California Society of Enrolled Agents is an IRS approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: WZA09). Continuing education credit is only given for full contact hours or multiple thereof. A contact hour is 50 minutes in length excluding breaks. If leaving an education session early it is the attendee’s ethical responsibility to advise CSEA so that the number of credit hours earned can be decreased for accurate CE certificate reporting. As an IRS Approved CE Provider CSEA is responsible for submitting each attendee’s completed CE hours to the IRS on each attendee’s behalf within 60 days post event. The IRS requires CSEA to report program completion to them via the attendee’s preparer tax identification number (PTIN) and it is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that CSEA has that information in order to receive IRS CE credit. Not all CSEA education qualifies for IRS CE; please see individual education descriptions to see if IRS CE is provided.


The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (Provider #: 1001). A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890 Sacramento CA 95812-2890 toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832 or on the Internet at www.ctec.orgCredit hours will be assigned based on a 50-minute contact hour. Attendees who do not successfully complete the entire course (session) will not be reported to CTEC. As a CTEC approved provider CSEA records and reports to CTEC those attendees who successfully complete CTEC approved courses within 10 days post event. CTEC requires CSEA to report program completion to them via the attendee’s CTEC number and it is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that CSEA has that information in order to receive CTEC CE credit. Not all CSEA education qualifies for CTEC CE; please see individual education descriptions to see if CTEC CE is provided.


The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID: 103174). Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.orgState boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of education sessions for CPE credit. CPAs must adhere to the continuing education requirements set forth by the State Board of Accountancy of the state/s where a CPA license is held. The requirements for continuing professional education vary from state to state. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors CPE credits is granted based on a 50-minute hour. CPAs are responsible for accurate reporting of the appropriate number of CPE credits earned and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities. Although CSEA does not report the number of CPE credits earned by CPAs NASBA does require CSEA to keep the records (CE certificates) of all CPAs; therefore if leaving an education session early it is the attendee’s ethical responsibility to advise CSEA so that the number of credit hours earned can be decreased for accurate CE certificate record keeping. Instructional delivery method: Group Live Field of Study: Taxes. Not all CSEA education qualifies for NASBA CE; please see individual education descriptions to see if NASBA CE is provided.


The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) is a CFP Board-Registered CE Sponsor (Sponsor ID: 2280). Programs are accepted for CE credit in an initial unit of at least one hour (minimum of 50 minutes constitutes one class hour); with half credit accepted after the initial one hour has been satisfied. If leaving an education session early it is the attendee’s ethical responsibility to advise CSEA so that the number of credit hours earned can be decreased for accurate CE certificate record keeping. As an approved CE Sponsor CSEA is responsible for reporting hours from programs registered with CFP Board on each attendee’s behalf and will do so within 45 days post event. Not all CSEA education qualifies for CFP CE; please see individual education descriptions to see if CFP CE is provided.


The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) is an approved Multiple Activity Provider of Legal Specialist Education in the area of Taxation Law under section 7.7 of the Rules Governing the State Bar of California Program for Certifying Legal Specialists (Provider #: 221). The State Bar of California recognizes a “credit hour” as sixty minutes actually spent in an educational activity; a credit hour is reported to the nearest quarter hour in decimals. Members of the State Bar are responsible for tracking CLE credit earned and reporting their compliance to the State Bar at the conclusion of each 3-year reporting period. Although CSEA does not report the number of CE credits earned by Attorneys the State Bar of California does require CSEA to keep the records (CE certificates) of all Attorneys; therefore if leaving a session early it is the attendee’s ethical responsibility to advise CSEA so that the number of credit hours earned can be decreased for accurate CE certificate record keeping. Instructional delivery method: Participatory Field of Study: Taxation Law. Not all CSEA education qualifies for State Bar of California CE; please see individual education descriptions to see if State Bar of California CE is provided.