Tax Practitioner Certificate

The Tax Practitioner Certificate consists of four tax courses: individual, corporate, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice and procedures and the Enrolled Agent Review course or VITA Tax Clinic Participation. These four courses are spread out throughout the calendar year enabling you to prepare for your Enrolled Agent (EA) Examination. An EA is a federally-authorized tax practitioner with technical expertise in the field of taxation, who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals.

Tax professionals generally can expect to earn $30,000 to $100,000 with an increase in employment of about 10% over the next ten years.

What you need to know about getting your Tax Practitioner Certificate (CIP 520302)

Occupations that Tax Practitioner Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Tax Preparers 13-2082
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 43-3051
Brokerage Clerks 43-4011
Statistical Assistants 43-9111
Additional Tax Practitioner Certificate Costs
Expense Cost
Fees $155.00
Books and supplies $585.00
Total Expenses $740.00
Total Tax Practitioner Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $1,152.00 $3,745.32 $4,720.32 $4,720.32
Additional Tax Practitioner Certificate Costs $740.00 $740.00 $740.00 $740.00
Program Total $1,892.00 $4,485.32 $5,460.32 $5,460.32
Tax Practitioner Certificate Completion Data
Completers in fiscal year 2013 1
Proportion Completing in Normal Time 0.00%
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program
Type of Loan Loan Amount
Title IV Loans $0.00
Private Loans $0.00
Institutional Payments $0.00