After PTIN renewal season begins in October 2015, a Record of Completion will be generated to a return preparer once all requirements, including renewal of their PTIN for 2016, have been met.

Tax return preparers with online PTIN accounts will receive an email from with instructions on how to complete the application process and receive their certificates in their online secure mailbox.

Tax return preparers without an online PTIN account will receive a letter with instructions for completing the application process and obtaining their certificates.