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WiseGuides Study Tools for Accounting and Tax Professionals (813-670-9473)

How long does it take to study for the EA Exam?


If you are a novice tax preparer with little or no tax preparation training, you should plan on studying for about 80 hours over 3 months for Part 1 (Individuals). Part 2 (Business) should also take about 80 hours over 3 months. Studying for Part 3 (Representation) should take about 40 hours over 2 months to complete. 

If you have significant experience preparing taxes, or advanced tax training you might be able to cut the novice preparer's time in half.