i'm going to have to agree w/ some of the others in here. you have no need for EA designation if you are a CPA. waste of time & money. i know of 1 person that is even considering getting an EA - and that is because they have basically given up on getting their CPA. everything for EA is covered in CPA, and CPA is more expansive. Masters of tax is a good idea, but don't get EA. it's like the tax preparation examination that the IRS was trying to institute this year - not needed if you are a CPA, because CPA covers everything
FAR - 1/26/2012 - PASSED (78, but Lost credit), re-do 11/27/2013 - PASSED (87)!
AUD - EPIC FAIL, 71, 69; 68; 5/25/2013 - PASSED (85)!
REG - 10/1/2012 - 72; 7/1/2013 - 73 UGH, 10/1/2013 - PASSED (85)!
BEC - 2/28/2013 - PASSED (82)!
Used Becker self-study materials (just this for FAR & REG #1), WileyTestBank, NINJA notes/audio, and Roger cram course for AUD #5, REG #3 & FAR reboot. CPA!