Enrolled Agent Exam Prep

Study for and Pass the Enrolled Agent Exam 

May 2019 EA


NSA Enrolled Agent Live Review Course
May 13-15, 2019
Charlotte, NC

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NSA's Enrolled Agent Live Review Course is a comprehensive and intensive—and we mean intensive—review geared toward a single purpose: to help you master tax basics and pass the EA exam.

Because of the partial government shutdown, updates to the Special Enrollment Examination were delayed. This means you have another opportunity to review the materials of one, two, or all three parts before the exam window closes and the updates are implemented.


Complete Course (part 1, 2, & 3) NSA Member: $699 Nonmember: $775 
EA Part 1: NSA Member: $275 Nonmember: $325
EA Part 2: NSA Member: $375 Nonmember: $425
EA Part 3: NSA Member: $200  Nonmember: $250 

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I have taken and passed all three parts and filed form 23!  Thank you John and Bill for teaching an outstanding EA Exam Course. I couldn't have done it without you!  


Monday, May 13, 2019
EA Part 1: Individual Exam Review
8:00am - 5:00pm
CPE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law Update; 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law; 4 Hours/SEE Exam Preparation

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
EA Part 2: Businesses 
8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
EA Part 2: Businesses, continued
8:00am - 12:00pm
Total CPE Part 2: 3 Hours/Federal Tax Law Update; 3 Hours/Federal Tax Law; 6 Hours/SEE Exam Preparation

EA Part 3: Representation, Practices & Procedures
1:00pm - 5:00pm
CPE: 2 Hours/Ethics/Regulatory Ethics

Hotel Information

Charlotte Marriott City Center 

100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

The event room rate is $225.00 until April 22, 2019 or when the room block is full, whichever comes first. The room blocks will fill up fast, so make your reservations as soon as possible.


Book your group rate for The NSA Meeting

*Quick Tip* If you receive a notification that the group rates are unavailable through the link, try modifying your dates since one or more days may be sold out within the group. You can also call Central Reservations (1-800-359-3204) to check availability.



  1. Dial 1-800-359-3204 toll free.  Specify the NSA Meeting Room Block.
  2. Provide your arrival date and number of nights.
  3. Have a credit card available to hold the room.



  • The last day to book within the group block is April 22, 2019.
  • Check-in time is after 3pm and check-out time is 12pm.
  • Our hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy which means that any cancellations must be processed more than 72 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid a late cancellation fee in the amount of 1 night’s room and tax.



John O. Everett, CPA, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at VCU in Richmond, VA. John’s teaching specialty is federal taxation. He has authored or co-authored over 90 articles in academic and professional journals including the NSA EA Exam Review Course and 1040 101 Course, and is the coauthor of several textbooks, including CCH Practical Guide to Schedule M-3 Compliance, The HBJ Federal Tax Course, Income Tax Fundamentals, and Tax Planning With the Computer.





William A Duncan CPA, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Arizona State University. Dr. Duncan was formerly a Director with Ernst & Young where he guided tax education for the firm. He is the author or co-author of three textbooks and has published a number of articles on a variety of tax topics in publications ranging from Taxes and The CPA Journal to the Journal of the American Taxation Association. He has taught in the AICPA National Tax Education program for over 20 years.

Vital Tools

The course include these tools that have proven be vital:
  • LIVE PRESENTATION - Intensive live course, featuring comprehensive PowerPoint slides that have proven successful over the years in allowing students to pass with these alone.  Preview Sample Slides here.  Hundreds of slides present “just the fact” notes, comprehensive examples, illustrations, and the top 150 questions for each of the three parts of the exam.
  • EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS - Bill and John are experienced and lively instructors who are masters at focusing on tips, study lessons, and review questions to help you master each section of the exam.
  • SPECIAL EA STUDY COMMUNITY DISCUSSION BOARD - Access to an online EA Study Community to post your questions and comments, respond to other commenters, and interact with the presenters. Bill and John will provide day-by-day assignments to guide your studying prior to taking each part of the exam.
  • FREE ACCESS TO FULL 3-VOLUME NSA ENROLLED AGENT EXAM REVIEW COURSE - Included with your registration fee is access to the full 3-volume NSA Self- Study EA Review Course in online and PDF formats—a $200 value!  Preview Course Materials here.  These materials, literally hundreds of pages, include the following features:
    • 18 (6 per part) Detailed Study Guides – Reviews of ten topics, demonstration examples, and 10 review questions to help you master each section of the materials.
    • 15 Daily Diaries – Brief review of most-likely questions for 10-topic groupings
    • Additional Questions - Hundreds of additional questions from past exams
    • Top 150 Questions Per Part - Essential questions on topics that you will absolutely need to master before the exam.
    • Final Review Cards – Three-page super summaries for each part of the exam—the perfect last-minute memory-jogger to review immediately before the exam. 
  • COMPLETE SAMPLE EXAM FOR EACH PART – 100 different questions per part, with answers and topic analyzers, to help you gauge your progress prior to taking the exam.

Taking the EA Live Review Course Part 1 prepares you for the Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) Exam. The ATP is a credential you can earn on your way to becoming an EA and allows you to be exempt from the Annual IRS Filing Season Program Tax Refresher Course each year while also demonstrating that you have thorough knowledge of the existing tax code and the preparation of individual tax returns. Find out more about the ATP credential and when and where the exam is offered here.