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Why You Should Become an EA and How to Pass the Special Enrollment Exam

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Why you Should Become an EA and How to Pass the Special Enrollment Exam
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Speaker: Sean Mullen, Sr. Director of Strategic Business Partnerships

If you’re a tax specialist and are looking to take the next step in your career, you might want to consider the EA designation. If you didn’t already know, that’s the highest credential awarded by the IRS – but you can become one without even completing an undergraduate degree, unlike it’s counterpart: the Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

Learning Objectives:

  • So, what is an Enrolled Agent?
  • What Job Roles do Enrolled Agents Perform?
  • Well, how do you become an Enrolled Agent?
    • Complete the EA Exam, also known as the Special Enrollment Examination.
    • IRS will complete a background check and a tax compliance check.
    • And more details you need to know!


  • Sean Mullen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Surgent

    With over 35 years’ experience in the Enrolled Agent Exam Prep industry, Sean oversees student coaching for Surgent’s Exam Prep product line.  Using a “small steps” approach that embraces Surgent’s adaptive learning technology, Sean helps students to create manageable study plans to work within their busy schedules, helping them to prepare for and pass their exams without having to put life on hold.

    Sean studied Small Business Administration at Northern Arizona University and holds a post-grad certificate in Total Quality Management from the University of Phoenix. Sean lives in Colorado with his wife Kim and is a father of four as well as a grandfather.

January 9, 2024
Tue 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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