Annual Membership Dues

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Annual Membership dues are based on your role, industry and work status. Please see below for a list
of membership dues by category. An enrollment fee of $65 applies for new members.

Invoice Timing

Invoices to renew your AICPA membership, specialized interest sections and any credentials or designations that you hold, are sent in June to cover the upcoming fiscal year (August 1 - July 31). Payment is due on or before July 31.

Members who join in a month other than July will owe a prorated amount to align them with our billing cycle. Members who join in May or June will receive a prorated bill the following fiscal year.

Please see proration chart for specific billing information.

*Please note: the above information pertains to individual memberships. Firm memberships follow a different schedule. Please see the firm memberships tab for more information.

Payment Methods

For your convenience, you may pay your dues online, through the Member Service Center or by mail.
We accept all major credit cards and Diners club.

Dues by Membership Type

By Industry/Role

Public Accounting, Law, Consulting
Partner/Shareholder/Owner $435
Sole Practitioner $435
Staff $245
Business and Industry
President/CEO/COO/CFO/Officer $435
Management or Staff $245
Internal Auditor $245
Faculty or Administration $245
Federal, State, Local or International $245

Other Memberships

Retired Members
Available for Regular Members who have reached full retirement age as determined by the Social Security Administration and, if employed as a business professional, work less than an average of 20 hours per week, calculated on an annual basis.
Temporarily Left the Workforce
The TLW category is available to members in Regular and Associate Membership categories who are currently not working due to one of the following circumstances (status to be confirmed annually):
  • Unemployment
  • Medical leave (health or disability prevents gainful employment)
  • Family leave (left the workforce to care for family members full time)
  • Education leave (enrolled full time in a formal education program)
Military Service
Those Regular Members 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 For international calls, please call +1.919.402.4500.

Associate Memberships 2015-16
Associate Member $245
International Associate $395
Non-CPA Associate $245

Affiliate Memberships 2015-16
CPA Exam Candidate Affiliate $55
Student Affiliate Free*
*Visit our affiliate sites if you are attending high school or an accredited college/university

Credentials 2015-16
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) $360
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) $360
Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) $360
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) $360
$210 for each additional new credential
$285 each for two or more renewing credentials

Designation 2015-16
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
with State CPA Society Membership
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
without State CPA Society Membership

Private Company Practice Section (PCPS)
$35 per CPA per year up to a maximum of $700
Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA)*
Small Firm (5 professionals or less) $795
Mid to Large Firms (6 professionals or more) $1,495

*You must be a member of PCPS to qualify for CPEA membership

Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality
Center (EBPAQC)
Number of CPAs in Firm
1-9 $190
10-49 $300
50-49 $600
100-499 $1,800
500-2999 $6,000

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Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) 2015-16
Number of CPAs in Firm
1-9 $190
10-49 $300
50-49 $600
100-499 $1,800
500-2999 $6,000

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Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) membership dues are based on the number of CPAs in your firm and number of issuer1 audits performed by your firm as of the date of your firm's most recent fiscal year end.

Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) 2015-16
Number of Issuer Audits Number of CPAs
Over 100 Over 5,000 Contact Us
Over 100 5,000 or less $10,000
0-100 300 or more $3,800
0-100 100-299 $1,900
Over 25 Less than 100 $1,100
0-25 50-99 CPAs $1,100
All others $440

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1 The term "issuer" means an issuer (as defined in Section 3 of the Exchange Act), the securities of which are registered under Section 12 of that Act, ["Registration Requirements for Securities"] or that is required to file reports under Section 15(d) of that Act, ["Securities Analysts And Research Reports" (Brokers/Dealers)] or that files or has filed a registration statement that has not yet become effective under the Securities Act of 1933, and that it has not withdrawn.

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