Learn How to Become a Treasury Enforcement Agent
According to the United States Office of Personnel Management, Treasury Enforcement Agents (TEA) must have a Bachelor's degree, general work experience in the field of criminal investigation or law enforcement with significant investigation experience, a maximum age at entry of 37 years old, valid driver's license, pass a medical screening and background check and provide proof of professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
The intent here is to provide a starting point for those with a desire to become a Treasury Enforcement Agent. In general, one can earn a CPA with a bachelor's degree in any field. Some states have work experience requirements, which may include two years of accounting work experience prior to becoming a licensed CPA in that state. Work experience in other fields may also be accepted, however, the length of work experience may be longer than just two years. You should inquire with your state's board of accountancy for a definitive answer.
Accounting experience for recent graduates of bachelor's degree programs is most often gained working at accounting firms as an entry-level accountant. Most accounting firms or companies looking for an entry-level accountant require that the bachelor's degree be in accounting. What this means is that earning a bachelor's degree in accounting is really the most efficient way to start on your way to becoming a Treasury Enforcement Agent. An accounting degree should provide a broad accounting knowledge and if you decide that the Department of the Treasury is not for you, there are a number of other federal agencies that hire accountants to do forensic accounting as well as general accounting.
A bachelor's degree in criminal justice is another degree with that offers graduates a wide range of law enforcement career opportunities including Treasury Enforcement Agent as well as pre-law school preparation.
Contact the schools below to learn more about their programs and how they can help you become a Treasury Enforcement Agent.
Ontario Criminal Justice Schools
- Diploma - Law Enforcement Foundations
- Diploma in Police Foundations
Iowa Criminal Justice Schools
Online Criminal Justice Schools
- Bachelor's - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement (Online)
- Bachelor of Arts - Law Enforcement Administration (Online)