EA Initial Enrollment Cycle Ends 12/31/17

 

CPE Requirements for Initial Enrollment Cycle if your:

  • Social Security number ends in 7, 8 or 9 or you do not have a Social Security number and
  • Initial enrollment date is between 11/01/14 and 12/31/17

Due date of renewal: 01/31/18

Effective date of renewal: 04/01/18

CPE Reporting period: 11/01/14 to 12/31/17

Partial months: Enrollment for any part of a month is considered enrollment for the entire month

Ethics course requirement: You must take at least 2 hours of Ethics CPE per calendar year. The Ethics CPE hours count towards your total required hours.

Prior enrollment period:  We have the prior period information here if your

  • Sociial Security number ends in 7, 8 or 9 or you do not have a Social Security number
  • Initial enrollment date is between 11/01/10 and 10/31/14

How do you determine how many hours you need?  Scroll down this page to the box containing the month of your initial enrollment date (the issue date on your EA card).  Follow across the line containing your enrollment month to find the hours needed for each year and the total hours needed for your enrollment cycle.

2014 Initial Enrollment Date

 

Enrollment Date

2014
CPE Hours

 

2015
CPE Hours

 

2016
CPE Hours

 

2017
CPE Hours

 

TOTAL

11/14 4 24 24 24 76
12/14 2 24 24 24 74

 

2015 Initial Enrollment Date

 

Enrollment Date

 

2015
CPE Hours

 

2016
CPE Hours

 

2017
CPE Hours

 

TOTAL

01/15 24 24 24 72
02/15 22 24 24 70
03/15 20 24 24 68
04/15 18 24 24 66
05/15 16 24 24 64
06/15 14 24 24 62
07/15 12 24 24 60
08/15 10 24 24 58
09/15 8 24 24 56
10/15 6 24 24 54
11/15 4 24 24 52
12/15 2 24 24 50

 

2016 Initial Enrollment Date

 

Enrollment Date

 

2016
CPE Hours

 

2017
CPE Hours

 

TOTAL

01/16 24 24 48
02/16 22 24 46
03/16 20 24 44
04/16 18 24 42
05/16 16 24 40
06/16 14 24 38
07/16 12 24 36
08/16 10 24 34
09/16 8 24 32
10/16 6 24 30
11/16 4 24 28
12/16 2 24 26

 

2017 Initial Enrollment Date

 

Enrollment
Date

 

2017
CPE Hours

 

TOTAL

01/17 24 24
02/17 22 22
03/17 20 20
04/17 18 18
05/17 16 16
06/17 14 14
07/17 12 12
08/17 10 10
09/17 8 8
10/17 6 6
11/17* 4 4
12/17* 2 2

 

* If your initial enrollment in between November 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017:

  • Your renewal is not due until 01/31/21.
  • Your CPE period is 11/01/17 - 12/31/20.
  • You still need to accumulate CPE hours, including 2 hours of ethics per calendar year.  Your total CPE hours will be either 72+4=76 (November enrollment) or 72+2=74 (December enrollment) when you file your renewal.
  • This provision allows you to have a 3 year and 1 month or 3 year and 2 month cycle.  This benefits you because you don't have to pay the EA renewal fee almost immediately after you receive your EA status.