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Prometric posted a web-based tutorial of the computerized EA exam to their website, prometric.com/IRS, on October 26. Candidates are advised to view this tutorial to familiarize themselves with the exam environment prior to taking the exam. However, Gleim Online and the Test Prep CD-Rom already replicate the computerized environment of the Prometric testing center. Our...
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Prometric recently updated the EA Examination FAQ on their website www.prometric.com/IRS. They provide answers to questions regarding scheduling, the exam format, the scoring process, and other exam related topics. Click the link below to view the FAQ. EA Exam FAQ
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The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) administers the laws for the practice of attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, enrolled actuaries and appraisers before the IRS as set forth in Treasury Department Circular No. 230. In addition, OPR reviews applications from individuals who wish to become enrolled agents or enrolled actuaries. OPR was established in January 2003...
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A much higher percentage of candidates are passing the EA exam than ever before. The exam is not necessarily easier, but candidates are more prepared given, they can review for the exam one part at a time. More than other candidates, Gleim candidates know what to expect and how to handle the new exam format....
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Avoid being distracted by advertised pass rates! Many review providers and programs advertise numbers of successful candidates and successful pass rates. Obviously, the best statistics are emphasized and often the customer is misled. The reported percentage may be that for first-time candidates, all candidates, candidates passing a specific part of the exam, candidates passing all...
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Many candidates who sat for parts of the EA exam between October 5, 2006, and December 1, 2006, will receive mailed grade reports this week. Grades are reported on a scale from 40 to 130 where 105 is passing. Do NOT try to calculate your percent correct from the scaled score. Candidates received different forms...
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There has been some confusion among EA candidates regarding carryover credit from previous EA exams. To retain credit, candidates must have met the retention requirements in effect for the 2005 exam. Grade reports sent for previous exams indicate whether the candidate retained credit for passing parts. To alleviate some confusion, the IRS will mail letters...
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Retaining credit for parts passed is much easier under the new exam system. Candidates automatically retain credit for parts passed for two years from the test date. This policy implies that candidates must pass all three parts within any 24 month period. Transitioning passed parts under the old paper-and-pencil system to the new, computerized system...
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The structure of EA Gleim Online will change by July 24th, as to reflect the format of the new, three-part, computerized EA exam. This change is a reorganization of the already updated content of Gleim Online. There will be a few further changes to the course in August. Our previous editions of EA Review contained...
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