If you are looking for tips on how to pass the enrolled agent exam or if you have already taken the exam and failed it and are not sure what to do, then keep reading. While the enrolled agent exam is not a difficult test, there are a lot of material that is tested and covered on the exam and if you don't have years of tax advising experience, your chances of passing the exam on your first attempt without studying are slim. That said, there are a number of courses on the market and study guides that do an excellent job of preparing students for the enrolled agent exam and the vast majority of students who spend the time studying for the exam, do go on to become enrolled agents.
When reviewing all of the enrolled agent courses, you will want to visit each course providers website to determine first what exactly is offered in the course. You will also want to determine if you want to purchase all three sections of the course or purchase individual sections a-la-cart. In general, it is only advised that you consider purchasing individual course sections of an enrolled agent prep course if you have already passed those sections or have a firm grasp on the concepts covered in that section. Once you have identified a few courses you are interested in, next you will want to see if they offer any guarantees on the course itself. Many courses, offer a pass guarantee which is great since it allows you additional time to use the software without paying any more for the course, should you fail the exam. Some courses will even provide a full money back guarantee if you fail the enrolled agent exam and ship them back the course materials. Though generally speaking you are going to be better off finding a course that provides you unlimited access to the course materials, until you pass the enrolled agent exam.