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Heartland Community College

Certificate - Enrolled Agent

10 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

​You will learn skills needed to work with an experienced tax preparer or commercial tax preparation service, while assisting them to prepare for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Special Enrollment Exam (SEE) to become an Enrolled Agent.  An Enrolled Agent has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the IRS.  Only enrolled agents, attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs) have unlimited practice rights before the IRS.  Unlimited practice rights mean that they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can practice before.  Enrolled Agents must adhere to ethical standards provided by Treasury Department Circular 230 and are required to complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.      

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
Class Title Credit Hours
ATEC 205 Individual Income Taxation
ATEC 206 Business Income Taxation 4
ATEC 207 Ethics, Tax Administration and Planning 3
Total Credit Hours 10

Suggested Sequence:

Offered Fall Only: ATEC 205 (8W1), ATEC 206 (8W2), ATEC 207 (8W2)

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

Contact Us

Business Department
ICN 2000
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8640
Fax: (309) 268-7963


Jeremy McClure

Dean, STEM and Business
ICN 2021
Phone: (309) 268-8655

Brian Brennan

Associate Dean, STEM and Business
ICB 2417
Phone: (309) 268-8639