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 TaxPro_PTIN@irs.gov 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.