We had hoped that we would be able to hold live classes for our EA exam prep class this summer, but uncertainty about COVID-19 restrictions has made us decide to switch to an on-demand webinar format for this year.
We are doing everything we can to help you pass the exam this summer!
We plan to release Part 1 of the course about June 15. (That's the good news! You can get started before your live class would have been held.)
You will receive an email from us that includes a link to download all your materials, including a sample question packet with hundreds of questions that will be covered in the webinar, a PowerPoint presentation with audio that will allow you to skip to specific questions and listen to them a 2nd or 3rd time as needed, and a video format of the PowerPoint presentation (if you just want to listen to it straight through). In addition, you will receive the Fast Forward Academy EA Exam Prep book.
We know that interaction with the class instructor is important to you. This class will be presented by Lisa Ihm, EA and Ryan Reichert, EA. You can email us any questions you have, and we will clarify the information for you. But we know that sometimes you just need a face-to-face discussion of something to make it sink in, so Ryan will schedule a ZOOM call with you to discuss material if you are struggling. All you have to do is request it when you email your question. We hope this personal interaction will help to fill some of the void created by the cancellation of the live in-person classes.
Ryan will also be sending you emails occasionally to check on your progress. We know that sometimes it helps to have someone pushing you. We recommend that you block days out of your schedule and devote them solely to getting this test passed, just like you would have done if you had come to class. No distractions! No interruptions! We do NOT recommend that you string this out over several weeks; by the time you get to the end you will have forgotten what you learned at the beginning. Really commit yourself to it for a short time period and get it done!
Part 3 will be released toward the end of June and Part 2 should also be released before the end of June, so you will be able to dive right into those other parts as soon as you pass the Part 1 test.
We have been in contact with Prometric, where you will take your test. They are open and scheduling tests, but they are currently only operating at half capacity, so test seats are hard to find. A very helpful Prometric employee told me that if there is not a convenient time available, to check back every day, as some seats are held for specific tests under contracts, and when those contract expiration dates arrive those seats are made available to other test takers. We have found this to be true in the past; there were no seats available when a candidate checked at 10 am, but when they checked again at 7 pm they found a slot. Be persistent!
Lisa Ihm, EA
Ryan Reichert, EA
Brass Tax Presentations
Comments from past students...
“Your little tips and tricks and ways of explaining things (stories) were really good. And it was fun!”
“It was your enthusiasm, thoroughness and caring teaching style that really helped me pass the test.”
“Couldn’t have done it without you. And I keep reminding classmates to use those tactics. They work!!!”
You don't have to spend hundreds of hours studying to pass!
Get the confidence you need to do it!
Focusing on one part at a time just makes sense!
Textbook will be shipped to you right away so you can begin studying!
Class registration fee does NOT include fees to take the tests.
(You will pay direct to Prometric for test administration.)
This course was developed by Lisa Ihm, EA. She has been teaching the EA exam prep class for over 10 years, so she knows where people struggle, and has received lots of feedback from students about what works. She has used that feedback to refine the packet of sample questions to keep you focused on material most likely to be tested, and gives you concrete ways to cement that information into your brain.
Ryan became an EA after attending this training course, so he knows what you are going through. He is a dynamic speaker who presents information in a logical way that helps students retain what they've learned. He will make the class time interesting and give you the encouragement you need to know you can succeed!
Years of experience taking the test means we know what topics are most likely to be covered, and those are the topics we spend time on in the course. Focusing on the topics you are most likely to see on the test, and eliminating things that are rarely tested, allows you to spend your time learning information that really matters.
When is the last time you took a test? We do more than just teach the material that is likely to be on the test. We also teach you how to take the test! We walk you through hundreds of sample questions, and teach you how to get to the right answer, even if you're not sure what that is.
This seminar is designed to meet the requirements for 5 hours of federal tax law for Part 1, 5 hours of federal tax law for Part 2, and 2 hours of Ethics for Part 3 (final exam required with passing grade of 70%) for CRTPs and tax return preparers. EAs do not receive credit. We have entered into an agreement with the Office of the Director of Practice, Internal Revenue Service, to meet the requirements of 31 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 10.6(g), covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors and length of class hours. This agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Director of Practice as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the enrolled individual.
This seminar has been designed to meet the requirements of the California Tax Education Council. This does not constitute endorsement by the CTEC as to the quality of the course or its contribution to the professional competence of the preparer.
For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, contact Brass Tax at (858) 487-2553.
IRS CPE Course Numbers:
* EA Exam Prep Course - Part 1 UD2VU-P-00086-20-S (5 hours)
* EA Exam Prep Course - Part 2 UD2VU-P-00087-20-S (5 hours)
* EA Exam Prep Self Study - Part 3 UD2VU-E-00085-20-S (2 hours)
CTEC Course Numbers:
* EA Exam Prep Course - Part 1 1008-CE-1112 (5 hours)
* EA Exam Prep Course - Part 2 1008-CE-1114 (5 hours)
* EA Exam Prep Self Study - Part 3 1008-CE-1115 (2 hour)