Surgent, NAEA launch 'Pathway to EA' Program

The National Association of Enrolled Agents and CPA Exam prep course company Surgent have announced the Pathway to EA Program, designed to both increase the number of Enrolled Agent candidates and to improve Special Enrollment Exam pass rates.

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The Pathway to EA Program will make use of Surgent EA Review’s adaptive learning software, ASAP Technology, which identifies a candidate's level of comprehension on all exam content areas and suggests study material that addresses their weaker areas. Surgent’s ReadySCORE feature, which mirrors SEE scoring, will also quantify each candidate’s exam readiness and inform them when they've reached a passing score.

“Surgent is thrilled to be partnering with NAEA,” said Elizabeth Kolar, chief knowledge officer at Surgent, in a statement. “Earning the Enrolled Agent credential is an incredibly beneficial career move for any tax preparer, and we’re confident that partnering with NAEA will open the doors for many professionals to pass the SEE.”

Surgent EA Review will also provide NAEA members who aren’t Enrolled Agents with free access to Part 1 of Surgent's EA Review, in addition to discounts on its full course and access to ReadyPASS, an exam readiness diagnostic tool. Surgent’s course content aligns with SEE content outlines.

“NAEA is and should be the home for Enrolled Agents and for those who aspire to become Enrolled Agents,” said Robert Kerr, executive vice president of the NAEA, in a statement. “Through this partnership, NAEA is providing cutting-edge assistance, education, and support to those who are ready to demonstrate their tax expertise.”

For more on the program, head to the NAEA's site here.

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