Apply to be a Regular Member (Voting) of the AICPA if you meet any of the following qualifications:
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    You hold now or previously held* a valid CPA license and passed either the Uniform CPA exam or the International Qualification Examination (IQEX).

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    You have completed the requirements for CPA licensure as defined by the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA), but you have never been licensed.

    * Previously held license was not revoked for disciplinary reasons.

    Member Benefits

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    The AICPA is your voice on Capitol Hill, with regulatory bodies and public opinion.   Conferences, volunteer groups, committees, social media and specialized communities.*

      Education, assessment tools and initiatives dedicated to improving CPAs’ skills.
      Resources to aid in mapping out goals and gaining insight on technical issues.   CPA Letter Daily, Journal of Accountancy and AICPA news updates.   Great rates on insurance, CPE & conferences, Hertz, Dell and much more.
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    * As a Regular Member you are eligible to apply for committee service, for a seat on Council, or for a non-public member seat on the Board of Directors, and to vote in AICPA member ballots. 

    Eligibility Requirements

    Professional Conduct  

    You must agree to abide by the AICPA Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct.


    To be eligible for membership as a regular member, you must have passed the Uniform CPA Examination. Beginning January 1, 2013, individuals who have passed the CPA Examination before that date and possess a valid CPA certificate, but do not meet the 150 hour requirement, will be eligible for membership if the state that issued the certificate enacts a 150-hour requirement. Read More >

    Professional Education

    From January 1, 2001, forward and for each three-year reporting period thereafter, you agree to complete 120 hours, or its equivalent, of continuing professional education. Read More >


    Peer Review


    If you are in public practice, and you or your firm perform accounting services that fall within the scope of AICPA's practice-monitoring standards (most accounting and auditing services), your firm (or you, individually, if your firm is not eligible to enroll) must be enrolled in the AICPA Peer Review Program. Read More >


    Membership Payments  

    Upon review by the Board of Directors, you may or may not be elected to membership. In the event of your admittance to the AICPA, a full year's dues payment is required. Should your application be rejected, your dues remittance will be returned. To align new members with the AICPA billing cycle, a prorated dues renewal for the following fiscal year will be payable by July 31.

    Military Service  

    Those engaged in active military service should contact the AICPA Member Service Center to verify their eligibility for any dues waiver that may be available for such service. Call 1-888-777-7077 or email

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