Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How to register as IRS CE provider?| Get IRS CE provider number

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New provider application process

Organizations in all four categories must obtain an IRS CE provider number. Organizations are able to apply through a new on-line process beginning today.  As part of the process, continuing education providers are required to pay an annual fee to the third-party vendor selected by the IRS to administer the CE provider application and renewal processes. The fee covers costs to maintain a public listing of all approved providers and to collect course completion information from providers, identifying to the IRS, by PTIN, those attendees who have completed a program. There is no additional IRS fee.

To apply for a provider number and program number(s), organizations should visit:  www.irs.gov/taxpros/ce and click on the “Apply to become an IRS Approved CE Provider” link.  Assistance for CE Provider questions is available Monday-Fri, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST by calling 855-296-3150 (toll-free) or 202-499-5606.
The IRS will maintain full oversight of approving and reviewing providers. Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions, is available at www.IRS.gov/ptin and www.IRS.gov/taxpros/ce.