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 expertise 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 tax practitioner, including tax practice guides and checklists, regulatory and legislative e-alerts, and The Tax Adviser magazine.


Personal Financial Planning Section
Resources for financial professionals who assist their clients in estate, tax, retirement, risk management and investment planning.


Forensic and Valuation Services Section

Support for you, as a  financial professional, 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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