CE providers were generally unable to transmit CE records to the IRS between Sept. 14 and Dec. 30 while we transitioned to a new CE provider reporting system. The new reporting system has now launched and CE credits are being added to accounts daily. PTIN holders are encouraged to check their online accounts regularly for the latest information regarding their CE credits.
PTIN holders who want to participate in the Annual Filing Season Program once their CE is reflected in their accounts can view a video here to see how to sign the Circular 230 consent and receive a Record of Completion. The consent must be signed by April 18, 2017, in order to participate for 2017.