Sections, Credentials and Designations

    The AICPA offers specialized sections, credentials and designations. Through practice aids, news, resource tools, guides, education materials and much more, AICPA section memberships keep you informed on what’s happening in your specialty area and provide you with resources to get the job done. If you’re ready to distinguish yourself, build on your CPA with an AICPA Credential or Designation. See what a section, credential or designation can do for you.


    Tax Tax Section
    Tools and resources for the CPA tax practitioner, including tax practice guides and checklists, regulatory and legislative e-alerts, and The Tax Adviser magazine.
    Personal Financial Planning Section

    Resources for CPAs who assist their clients in estate, tax, retirement, risk management and investment planning.
    Forensic and Valuation Services Section

    Support for you, as a CPA, with forensic accounting and business valuation services, tools and resources to best serve your clients.
    Information Management and Technology Assurance Section

    Stay up to date with the most current news and resources in information assurance, information/data management, audit control and other critical practice areas.
    Not-For-Profit Section

    For those involved with the Not-for-Profit sector, to help NFPs better understand and apply guidance on financial reporting, assurance, tax compliance and governance.

    Credentials and Designations 

    CGMA Chartered Global Management Accountant
    The global designation available for AICPA Regular Members working in Business and Government, powered by the resources and expertise of AICPA and CIMA, two of the world's leading accounting organizations.
    Personal Financial Specialist
    The only personal financial planning credential exclusively offered to CPAs. The PFS credential demonstrates your expertise and financial planning insight to prospective clients and employers.
    Certified in Financial Forensics

    Showcase your specialized CPA forensic accounting skills in bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization; computer forensic analysis; economic damages calculations; fraud prevention; and valuations.
    Accredited in Business Valuation

    Position yourself as a premier valuation services provider and increase public awareness of the CPA as the preferred business valuation professional.
    Certified Information Technology Professional
    Demonstrate your unique ability, as a CPA, to provide business insight by leveraging knowledge of information relationships and supporting technologies.
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