Renewal Renewal Cycle: Every 3 years based on the last digit of your social security number (renewal period is between 4/1 – 6/30 each year). If your SSN ends in: 0, 1, 2 or 3 – your renewal cycle is April 1, 2022. 4, 5 or 6 – your renewal cycle is April 1, 2023. 7, 8 or 9 or no SSN – your renewal cycle is April 1, 2021. Renew using Form 8554-EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan AgentPDF. Continuing Education (CE) Requirements Obtain 72 hours every three years (based on your renewal cycle – view the chartPDF). Obtain a minimum of 16 hours per year (2 of which must be on ethics or professional conduct). Use an IRS approved continuing education provider. Retain proof of your CE credits for 4 years from the date of completion. Review the Frequently Asked Questions.