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, 2019. 4, 5 or 6 – your renewal cycle is April 1, 2020. 7, 8 or 9 or no SSN – your renewal cycle is April 1, 2018. Renew using Form 8554-EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent PDF. Continuing Education (CE) Requirements: Obtain 72 hours every three years (based on your renewal cycle – view the chart PDF). 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.