Q. May a firm include the credential "Certified Information Technology Professionals" or "CITP" on its letterhead and in marketing materials?
The CITP is an individual credential and not a firm credential. However, it is permissible under AICPA Ethics Rule 502 for a firm to hold itself out as Certified Information Technology Professionals and to use the CITP credential on its letterhead and in marketing materials if all partners or shareholders of the firm currently have the CITP credential. State accountancy rules may impose other restrictions.
Q. If I am no longer a member of the AICPA, can I still use the CITP credential?
No. Only AICPA members in good standing can use the CITP credential. If your AICPA membership is terminated, you will no longer be able to use the CITP credential and your CITP certificate must be returned to the AICPA.