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2023 Study Materials and Sample Questions with Answers to help individuals pass VA's exam to become Accredited VA Claims Agents

VA Study Materials to pass VA's Accredited Claims Agent Exam

$395.00 | 2023 Edition

These study materials will help you prepare to take VA's 40 question accreditation exam.

We recommend purchasing AFTER you are approved to take the exam. The Office of General Counsel is processing applications (VA Form 21a) very slowly. We do not guarantee you will pass the accreditation exam based solely on using our materials.

Non-accredited individuals (38 USC§ 5901) may not assist in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of an initial claim for benefits beyond one-time (38 CFR§ 14.630 & 38 USC§ 5903).

The study materials include:

1. "Preparing for the Accredited Agents Exam" - Study Guide (6 pages)

2. "600 practice questions with answers" (124 pages and online) - View Sample Questions.

3. "Training Manual for the Accreditation Exam." (476 pages). This book is compromised of 8 chapters (see more detail):

Chapter 1 – Part 1 Claimant's Rights and Debt Management
Chapter 2 – Part 3 Adjudication General Rules and Procedures
Chapter 3 – Part 3 Adjudication Rules for Specific Benefits
Chapter 4 – Parts 4, 13 Disability Rating Decisions
Chapter 5 – Part 14 Authority for Claim Representation
Chapter 6 – Unfavorable Decisions under the Appeals Modernization Act of 2017
Chapter 7 – Veterans Benefits and Issues Not Included on the Accreditation Exam

4. Current "Selections from Title 38 Code Of Federal Regulations Pertaining to the Accredited Agents Exam" (on a flash drive)

This compilation includes applicable regulations that are covered by the accredited agents exam. We have included only those regulations that we feel apply to the test. Applicable regulations include sections of PART 1, PART 3, PART 4, PART 13 PART 14, PART 19 AND PART 20.

If you have any questions regarding the materials, feel free to call (800) 989-8137.


The very first thing you should have done or should do if you have not done so is fill out and submit VA Form 21a to VA's Office of General Counsel (OGC). The application process to become an accredited claims agent is free; however, VA takes its time to respond to your application. The application requires 3 personal references. VA will send a letter to each reference asking for a response as to your character. Unfortunately, VA does not provide a standard form for your references to fill out. It is important that you keep in touch with your references so that you can encourage them to respond to VA's request. Failure for your references to respond will slow up your accreditation.

It may take a minimum of 6 months for the OGC to respond to your application. Some of you may get a preliminary letter asking for more information about your reasons for being accredited. VA will review your background, employment, and accreditation intentions.

We recommend purchasing our materials after you have been approved to take the exam. This will ensure you do not waste your money and that your having the most up-to-date information.

Once approved, the OGC will schedule a time with you to take the free 40 question exam (including ethics questions based on 38 CFR§ 14.629-14.637).

Please know we do not guarantee you will pass the accreditation exam based solely on using our materials.