The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) is the professional society that provides America’s Tax Experts®, enrolled agents, with resources, education and networking and represents their interests to government, business and the general public. Enrolled agents are federally licensed tax practitioners who have unlimited rights of representation before the IRS. They represent clients in audits, collections and appeals.
NAEA can introduce students to the career option to become an enrolled agent, which has no degree or class hours requirements, but requires passing the three-part EA exam, the “Special Enrollment Exam” (SEE). Students and instructors can join NAEA as an Academic Associate member at no cost to them for two years, which gives them access to the members-only portion of the NAEA website, where a wealth of member resources can be found to help in the quest to earn the enrolled agent license. Academic Associate members may attend regional chapter meetings and meet established professionals who can answer questions about beginning a career as an EA. NAEA offers a variety of scholarships to prepare for the SEE that are available to students and instructors.
As an Academic Associate member you will have access to the “Members Only” portion of the NAEA website, where a wealth of member resources can be found to help you in your quest to earn the enrolled agent license. You may be eligible to apply for a variety of NAEA-offered scholarships to prepare for the Special Enrollment Exam. Plus, you can attend chapter meetings in your area and meet established professionals who can answer your questions about beginning your career as an EA.
The fee for becoming an Academic Associate of NAEA is only $35 (additional state membership is optional), and it will get you started on one of the best careers in the field of taxation! Join today by going to the “Join” tab at www.naea.org.
Paula is the communications manager at the National Association of Enrolled Agents and managing editor of the Association’s EA Journal. She has previous experience working in various capacities at the World Bank, for several NGOs, and in academia. She is eager to share more about the benefits of becoming an enrolled agent. Paula holds a policy BA from Duke University, an ecology MS from the University of Florida, and a PhD in planning from the University of Liverpool.