WASHINGTON BUREAU — Retirement plan professional groups are asking the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to stick with the current registration process for continuing education (CE) programs.

The plan professional groups – the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), Arlington, Va.; the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA), Chicago, and the American Institute of Retirement Education L.L.C., Arlington – made their request in a letter commenting on proposed revisions to U.S. Treasury Department Circular 230, a document that sets standards for practice before the IRS.

The revisions would affect conditions that an educational program would have to meet to qualify to provide continuing education credit.

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