At this time, candidates for the RTRP Exam must obtain a PTIN before they can register for the exam.


Attorneys, CPAs, EAs, supervised individuals, and preparers of returns not covered by the competency exam requirements are eligible to obtain a PTIN without passing a competency exam. However, between now and April 18, 2012, anybody over the age of 18 can apply for a PTIN without meeting any requirements.

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