No, following the completion of all Continuing Education requirements, the Tax University will report your completion to the IRS.  Return preparers will receive a notice of their potential eligibility for the program. You will be asked to log into your PTIN account for additional information on completing the process. Among the final steps will be a required consent to adhere to specific practice obligations outlined in Subpart B and section 10.51 of Treasury Department Circular No. 230. Following successful completion of these steps, you will be issued an Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion.

Please note that it may take up to four weeks following the completion of all requirements for return preparers to receive a Record of Completion and be placed on the Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications. The IRS cuts off new additions to the return directory in July.  If you complete the AFSP requirements after that date you will not appear in the database until January after you renew your PTIN.