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The perfect launchpad for starting a career in tax law and consulting, LaunchEA blends Enrolled Agent exam preparation and apprenticeship readiness training with real-world education to set a solid foundation for an impactful tax career.

LIVE INSTRUCTION

COHORT-BASED

CAREER EXPOS

ACTIVE COMMUNITY

LIVE INSTRUCTION


COHORT-BASED


CAREER EXPOS


ACTIVE COMMUNITY

NEXT TERM

STARTS

APRIL 8

SPRING 2024

REGISTRATION

OPEN

AGE

REQUIREMENT

18+

NEXT TERM

STARTS

APRIL 8

SPRING 2024

REGISTRATION

OPEN

AGE

REQUIREMENT

18+

Jump Start Your Tax Career

in Less Than 6 Months

With no degree required, LaunchEA is an accelerated Enrolled Agent career and apprenticeship readiness program focused on 3 key areas:

real-world Education

With a curriculum that introduces accounting, business, personal finance and tax law, we prioritize blending the understanding of concepts and theory, with real-world application for immediate use.

Enrolled Agent Exam prep Support

Designed in alignment with popular exam study materials, our curriculum includes a structured EA exam preparation process to provide a multi-layered supportive learning experience that goes beyond simple memorization techniques.

Employment and apprenticeship readiness

Through career expos, volunteer opportunities, and other initiatives, we facilitate engagement between our students and employer partners to help maximize exposure and connection building for long-term employment opportunities.

LaunchEA is the perfect pathway for ambitious high school and college graduates seeking the career-focused education and “elite” credentials needed to help you land better career opportunities.

Jump Start Your Tax Career in Less Than 6 Months

With no degree required, LaunchEA is an accelerated Enrolled Agent career and apprenticeship readiness program focused on 3 key areas:

Elite Education

With a curriculum that introduces accounting, business, personal finance and tax law, we prioritize blending the understanding of concepts and theory, with real-world application for immediate use.

Enrolled Agent Exam Support

Designed in alignment with popular exam study materials, our curriculum includes a structured EA exam preparation process to provide a multi-layered supportive learning experience that goes beyond simple memorization techniques.

Employment and apprentEA readiness

Through career expos, volunteer opportunities, and other initiatives, we facilitate engagement between our students and employer partners to help maximize exposure and connection building for long-term employment opportunities.

LaunchEA is the perfect pathway for ambitious high school and college graduates seeking the career-focused education and “elite” credentials needed to help you land better career opportunities.

LAUNCHEA PERKS

  • Community of Like-Minded Go-Getters
  • Industry Expert Mentorship
  • On-demand and Live Learning Sessions
  • Enrolled Agent Exam Prep Support
  • Career Expo Participation
  • ImpactEA Transfer Credit
  • Employer Meet + Greets
  • Apprenticeship Readiness
  • LaunchEA Certificate of Completion

FLEXIBLE

ENROLLMENT

SPRING + SUMMER

PROGRAM

ACCESS

1 YR

TRAINING

FEE

$9,999

FLEXIBLE

ENROLLMENT

SPRING + SUMMER

PROGRAM

ACCESS

1 YR

TRAINING

FEE

$9,999

FINANCING AVAILABLE

FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY

don’t let affordability stop your PROGRess

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Whether it’s access to government grants, scholarships, or loans, we’re helping students find solutions that eliminate financial barriers to career success.

FAQs

If you can’t find answers to your questions, feel free to contact us.

Yes. You must be at least 18 years old by the training start date.

No. Enrolled Agents are federally licensed tax professionals governed by the Dept. of Treasury, who does not require a college degree to earn your Enrolled Agent license. However, you are required to pass an exam that is based 100% in tax law or work in a certain capacity within the IRS for at least 5 years.

Currently, there are no college degree programs that focus on preparing students for Enrolled Agent careers.

Using the power of the internet and for the convenience of our students, all training is held 100% online.

We are currently working with 2 and 4-year institutions regarding transfer credit agreements. As we solidify relationships with school partners, we will keep you updated.

In the meantime, let us know if you have a school that you’d like to recognize our curriculum for credit toward your degree, and we will work with all parties to provide the necessary paperwork to assist.

This program has been designed to be completed within 6 months. The estimated time commitment to ensure you can successfully complete this accelerated training, engage with the community, and pass the EA exam, will be 15-20 hours per week.

Many students will find that they can maintain a full-time job while completing this training.

Good question! The short answer is no.

Internships usually last about 1-3 months, are typically a more informal job experience that may be paid or unpaid, and do not require a structured learning plan. 

Apprenticeships are guided by the rules of the Dept. of Labor and are designed to ensure measurable professional growth within a specified timeframe. 

Apprenticeships require 3 components:

  1. Education
  2. Sponsorship – administration of the program
  3. Employment

Through the academy, we provide education and sponsorship, as well as access to employer partners who will provide employment.

Apprenticeships typically last 1-3 years, and all apprentices are paid at a minimum rate set by the Sponsor (which is us in this case), with scheduled pay raises based on training accomplishments.  

We are proud to announce that ApprentEA is the first-ever registered tax consultant apprenticeship program in the U.S.!

Neither is better or worse, they are both great designations that can provide a lucrative career path and they complement each other very well. 

The better question is, “Which is better for YOU?”

The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is a state-based certification primarily focused on financial accounting and it specifically allows you to audit financial statements. Contrary to popular belief, IRS records show that less than 30% of CPAs provide tax services. 

So, if you’d like a career focused on financial accounting and auditing, the CPA is the way to go!

The Enrolled Agent (EA) designation is the highest credential the federal government bestows on tax professionals.  The IRS recognizes EAs as “elite” tax professionals. EAs are the only professionals who are required to demonstrate and maintain their competency in tax law, therefore, 100% of active EAs specialize in tax law.

Well trained EAs are more than simply “data entry tax preparers.” Well versed in tax law, personal financial management, entrepreneurship, and accounting principles, they are trusted taxpayer advocates and advisors to families and business owners nationwide.

Enrolled Agents have the same rights with the IRS as CPAs and Attorneys – without being required to spend the time and money associated with traditional college education.  EAs can even take their career further and practice in the U.S. Tax Court as a non-attorney representative after passing a special exam.

So, if you’d like a career in tax law and consulting, the EA designation is the way to go!

If you are not currently an Enrolled Agent, you will be required to take and pass the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE) aka Enrolled Agent exam as a condition of completing LaunchEA and being eligible to participate in ImpactEA or ApprentEA.

For the purposes of our program, you must be:

  • 18 or older
  • Have a PTIN (we will walk you through this process)
  • Pass the rigorous 3 part Special Enrollment Exam (aka Enrolled Agent exam)*
  • Apply for Enrollment to practice before the IRS
  • Pass a suitability check, which includes a background and tax compliance review. 

*The 3-part exam covers: Individual Taxation, Business Taxation, and Representation + Procedure. This exam is held at a third-party testing facility and is administered by the IRS.

Yes! 

Eligible LaunchEA students will have the option to participate in our career expos, so you can meet and build relationships with our Employer Partners.

Tuition includes:

  • 12-month access for one participant, including on-demand education, live learning sessions, mentorship, and access to career expos.
  • Welcome Kit
  • Taxley training material
  • 24/7 online access during your training term

Please Note: You are responsible for all 3rd-party fees, including EA exam prep materials approx. $100-$600, plus EA exam test fees, application, and other related fees – approx. $800.

Generally speaking, your investment in this training can be a fully tax deductible expense (to you or your employer), assuming you meet certain qualifications, which further increases the value of this training over traditional college programs. 

However, this deductibility will largely depend on your specific circumstances, which you will want to discuss with your tax advisor.

Yes! We have the following two refund deadlines:

3-day withdrawal: Refunds, less any payment processing fees, are granted when withdrawing within 3 days after enrollment.

10-day withdrawal:  Refunds, less any payment processing fees plus an administrative fee equal to 20% of the total tuition, are granted when withdrawing from the program within the 10-days after the term start date.

If you don’t plan on starting this training right away but want to sign up, we’d love to have you, but make sure you register when you can dedicate the time needed to complete it.

Our complete refund policy is clearly communicated in our Terms for your review prior to completing registration.

Please DO NOT enroll in training if you just want to “check it out.” We put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into this, and we expect you to do the same. This training is for serious professionals only.

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Phone

833.989.9800

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8a – 5p EST
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Head Quarters

4555 Lake Forest Dr Ste 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242

*Meetings By Appointment Only*

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