Apply to be a CPA Exam Candidate Affiliate of the AICPA if you meet one of the following requirements:
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    You are a graduate of a domestic or non-U.S. college or university and one of the following is true regarding your completion of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination:
    • You intend to study for the exam.
    • You are scheduled to take the exam.
    • You are in the process of sitting for the exam.
    *Note: You may remain in the CPA Examination Candidate Affiliate category for a period of five years or until you qualify for another membership category, whichever occurs first.

    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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    Eligibility Requirements

    Professional Conduct  

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

    Membership Time Limit

    Membership in the CPA Exam Candidate Affiliate category is available if you have a current Notice to Schedule to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination and then for a maximum of 5 years from joining it, or until you pass the Uniform CPA Examination, whichever comes first. On passing the exam, you may then apply to join the Associate category.
    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.

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