July 30 – August 1, 2018 NAEA National Conference  Las Vegas, NV
July 30 – August 1, 2018
Stay on August 2 for the NAEA Board Meeting

2018 NAEA National Conference Featuring NTPI 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Advanced/Online registration has closed
On-site registration opens Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 2 pm - 3rd floor - Gracia

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The annual NAEA National Conference has something for everyone—from newer tax practitioners to those who’ve grown up in the business. We expect more than 600 tax professionals to join us for the annual event that brings America’s Tax Experts® from across the country together for best-in-class continuing tax education. For EAs, any of the tracks will complete all your required CE for the year, including ethics!

Most attendees choose to participate in the National Tax Practice Institute™ (NTPI®)—a three-level education program that covers all facets of representing clients before the IRS—to sharpen their skills and to attain their NTPI Fellow® designation. NTPI courses are open to enrolled agents, CPAs, and tax attorneys.

More than 3,000 tax practitioners have already achieved this noteworthy milestone and continue their education by attending the Graduate Level in Representation courses. The NTPI Committee ensures fresh material every year for the many that return to this track, year after year. Others opt to attend the Tax Preparation Issues track. Distinct from the NTPI curriculum, this track provides practical preparation information to practitioners at an intermediate to advanced level. 

What’s New This Year?

The 2018 program offers the chance to “Choose Your Own Adventure!” Pick the 24 CE you want from  the Graduate Level in Representation and Tax Preparation Issues tracks, and receive the course materials from both tracks.

Did we mention we’ll have longer breaks this year
to allow for more networking and time in the exhibit hall?

Meet our Plenary Speaker!

Date: Monday, July 30 | Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson was appointed National Taxpayer Advocate in January 2001. Throughout her career, she has advocated for the rights of taxpayers and for greater fairness and less complexity in the tax system.

Ms. Olson will be presenting this year’s plenary speech at the National Conference. She leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization inside the IRS that works for systemic change and helps taxpayers resolve problems with the agency. Her most recent Annual Report to Congress debuted a new publication, The Purple Book, which presents 50 legislative recommendations intended to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration. She’s an energetic speaker by anyone’s standards, and we expect her to touch on the importance of protecting taxpayer rights, the prospect of establishing minimum standards for return preparers, and/or urgent systemic challenges at IRS that are of particular interest or concern to the TAS.

Course Selection Options

National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) tracks are only open to enrolled agents, CPAs, and tax attorneys. To become an NTPI Fellow, you must complete the levels in order.

Conference Tracks (Mon-Wed, 24 CE)

  • NTPI Level 1
  • NTPI Level 2 *
  • NTPI Level 3
  • Graduate Level in Representation
  • Tax Preparation Issues
  • Choose Your Own Adventure ±
    Tailor your own 24 CE schedule by selecting from among Grad and Tax Prep offerings.

NOTE: The National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) Levels 1, 2, 3 and the Graduate Level in Representation are only open to enrolled agents, CPAs, and tax attorneys. Tax Preparation Issues is open to all preparers.

* Level 2—a favorite among our National Conference attendees—offers real-life cases tackled in small groups, each individually led by an instructor. This level requires an additional $65 members/$75 non-members workshop fee to offset the cost of the printed workbook, enhanced A/V and long roster of instructors.

± CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE is available for those who want to build a custom track by selecting courses from the Graduate Level in Representation and Tax Preparation Issues tracks. Build your personal schedule of 24 CE between the two tracks and receive materials for both Grad and Tax Prep. There is a $120 program fee (in addition to the track registration fee) to Choose Your Own Adventure.   Please note that you must pre-register for individual courses and no changes are permitted on-site.

NTPI Levels 1, 2, and 3 have a set schedule, and cannot be customized.

Registration Fees and Deadlines
Advanced/online registration has closed
On-site registration opens Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 2 pm - 3rd floor - Gracia


On-site Registration: 

Member (Advance)                       $1075

Non-Member (Advance)              $1,275

*$65/$75 workshop fee for Level 2

± $120 program fee for Choose Your Own Adventure


If you have questions about the national conference, please contact the Education Department (education@naea.org).

Hotel Information

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

All events will take place at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Event Questions? Contact education@naea.org or call (202) 822-NAEA (6232). For questions about exhibits and sponsorships, contact Alison Bashian at alisonb@bashian.com or call (440) 232-0108.

2018 National Conference Exhibitors (to date)
  Ad-Hold Telephone On-Hold Messages  
  Bliss Technologies aka Tax Joy  
  Burnett and Associates, Inc.  
  Cetera Financial Specialists  
  CFS Tax Software, Inc.  
  CorpKit Legal Supplies  
  CorpNet, Inc.  
  DA Technology  
  Drake Software  
  Money Concepts  
  PitBull Tax  
  Placer Insurance Agency  
  PPI Business Services  
  ScanSoft Solutions  
  Tax Materials aka The Tax Book  
  Tax Help Software  
  Thomson Reuters (Taxing & Accounting) Inc.  
  William Howard Taft University  
  Transamerican Financial Advisors  
  Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting  


Requests for refunds must be received in writing at least 30 days before the program and will be subject to a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted less than 30 days out. For more information regarding administrative policies on issues such as complaints and refunds, please contact NAEA at (202) 822-6232.

IRS Continuing Education Provider

The National Association of Enrolled Agents is recognized and approved by the Internal Revenue Service Return Preparer Office (RPO) as an approved continuing education provider.


The National Association of Enrolled Agents is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. (Sponsor #108268) 


The National Association of Enrolled Agents is registered with the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards, Inc. as a sponsor of continuing education. The board has the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for continuing education credit for certified financial planners.


The National Association of Enrolled Agents has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers.