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Advanced Pension Conference
Orlando, FL - 2/7/2018 - 2/9/2018

Continuing Education
19 hours CPE credit* based on a 50-minute credit hour
15.5 hours CE/CLE credit* based on a 60-minute credit hour

*Actual credit hours granted may vary. Final decision rests with the governing body. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this intermediate to advanced level program.

FIS' Relius Education Programs Earn Continuing Education Credit for ERPA Designees.**
FIS' Relius Education has entered in to an agreement with the Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to meet the requirements of 31 Code of Federal Regulations, section 10.6(g), covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors and length of class hours. This agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Office of Professional Responsibility as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent.

FIS maintains continuing education (CE) sponsorship status with the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, the IRS Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents (ERPA) program, IRS Enrolled Agents program, ASPPA and NASBA. Members of these groups may report CE credit directly to the entities. Pre-approval of programs is NOT required.

FIS live pension seminars and conferences are designed to be acceptable to most other professional organizations for continuing professional education credit, including CFP, the ICB (for CRSP and CFTA), state bar associations, CPA boards, InFRE, PACE and HRCI for SHRM professionals. Members governed by these entities may be required to submit the program to them for approval before reporting their CE credit hours. Contact your governing body for details.

Generally, program approval requests for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) are submitted by FIS for credit in the states where the programs are being conducted. In other states when possible, FIS submits for CLE program approval when sponsor-only filing is required and only upon request by an attendee. FIS needs at least six weeks’ notice prior to the program; credit is subject to approval by the appropriate jurisdiction. Attendees bear CE approval fees in those jurisdictions imposing per attendee fees.

For CLE in states where sponsor filing is NOT required, attendees themselves are responsible for submitting the program for approval, and for program approval fees, as well as fees for reporting CE credit hours, and any other associated fees.

Because of the administrative requirements of state insurance accrediting agencies, FIS' Relius Education is not able to obtain CE approval for insurance professionals.

FIS 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 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: The Learning Market.

Collecting of ERPA and EA PTIN by CE Providers
The IRS mandates that IRS-approved Continuing Education Providers collect PTINs of ERPA designees and Enrolled Agents (EA) attending their programs and report that information to the IRS. Collecting the PTIN applies only if the attendee is required to have a PTIN. For an ERPA without a PTIN, when the PTIN is requested, simply reply that you are not required to have a PTIN. Please do not substitute the enrollment number for the PTIN. CE providers continue to give credit for the program and issue a letter of participation to all attendees, regardless of whether they are required by the IRS to have a PTIN. The IRS only requires sponsors to report CE credit for the ERPA and Enrolled Agent attendees that have a PTIN.

For more information about ERPA and Enrolled Agent continuing education requirements and reporting, and the rules that govern PTIN holders, these links may be helpful.
http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/Enrolled-Retirement-Plan-Agent-Frequently-Asked-Questions
http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/FAQs:-Enrolled-Agent-Continuing-Education-Requirements

If you need more information regarding Continuing Education, please send an email to relius.education@fisglobal.com.