Self-Study
Course
Forensic
Training

For the irs certifying acceptance agent

Learn how to identify the proper documents for ITIN applications and earn your Certifying
Acceptance Agent (CAA) designation

Beginning August 15, 2022, the IRS will impose a moratorium on the Acceptance Agent Program. The moratorium will last until Summer 2023 and, when lifted, a notification of rescission will be issued. The moratorium will allow for significant modernization efforts resulting in a more efficient application process. The overall timeframe to process properly submitted applications will change from months to weeks. While in place, Form 13551, Application to Participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent Program, will not be accepted. Read More…

$169.99

You will get your certificate 10 days after passing the exam.. Subject to additional charges for expedited shipping.

Self-Study
Course
Forensic
Training

For the irs certifying acceptance agent

Learn how to identify the proper documents for ITIN applications and earn your Certifying
Acceptance Agent (CAA) designation

January 19, 2024, the IRS lifted the moratorium on the application submissions. Interested parties can now resume submitting applications to participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent program.
The Acceptance Agent application process has changed the processing time for properly submitted applications from 120 days to 60 days. READ MORE.

$169.99

You will get your certificate 10 days after passing the exam.. Subject to additional charges for expedited shipping.

What will you learn in the Forensic Training course?

This online self-study course provides the skills to effectively identify the difference between authentic and fraudulent identification documents, such as passports, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, visas, national identification cards, US state and military identification cards.

TYPES OF FRAUD

Types of fraud in the US / Objects that can be forged / Fraud elements / Fraud detection model

IDENTIFICATION
DOCUMENTATION

Social Security Cards / Driver’s Licenses / United States Resident Cards / Passports / Visas

DOCUMENT SECURITY

Document security features, styles and key elements / Printing Techniques

What will you get?

The Forensic Training online course consists of study material, a digital book and a 50-question test. After passing the test, you will be provided with a physical certificate. This certificate is the one that you must mail to the IRS ITIN program office with your ITIN CAA 13551 application to participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent program.

Training for ITIN - CAA

Today, fraud in passports, visas, driver’s licenses and more, are very common and truly dangerous. Unfortunately, not many people can detect if a document is fake. With this course, you will learn to detect if a document is fraudulent or has been modified due to the misuse of it, using instruments, professional techniques and updated measures, which will allow you to practice in the forensic area without difficulty. More information on the official IRS website.

Learn how to identify the proper documents for ITIN applications and get designated as: Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA)

An Acceptance Agent is an individual or an entity who is authorized by the IRS to assist alien individuals and other foreign persons in obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) from the IRS.The CAA designation signifies that the person or entity has completed the qualification requirements and process established by the IRS and is authorized to assist taxpayers in the ITIN application and verification process. The Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) can facilitate the submission of ITIN applications and verify the authenticity of the required supporting documents to obtain this number.

Steps to obtain the CAA

CAA Certifying Acceptance Agent

Step 1

Complete the mandatory ITIN Acceptance Agent Training before submitting your application. Everyone who is listed as a Responsible Party (RP) on your application must complete the training. Download here.

Step 2

Complete (Forensic Training) (CAAs only) before submitting your application. Everyone who is listed as a RP on your application must complete the training.

Step 3

Complete the electronic IRS Acceptance Agent Application. Identify individuals in the firm/organization as the Principal, Partner, or Owner of the Business (PPO); Principal Consent (PC); RPs; and Contacts, as needed. All parties identified on your application, excluding contacts, must register with IRS E-Services to access the application, complete required fields, acknowledge training completion, and sign respective jurats.

Step 4

Access the CAA Documentation Upload Tool to upload required documentation (i.e., Forensic Training Certificates, Professional Credentials, Citizenship documents, Non-Profit Exemption letter). We recommend uploading immediately after submitting the application.

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How long will it take to receive your certificate and how much will it cost?

7 days or more $0

From 4 to 5 days $15

From 2 to 3 days $25

From 24 to 48 hours $60