CPA/PFS Credential Recertification 


    To maintain an active CPA/PFS credential, CPA/PFS credential holders must pay an annual renewal fee of $350 and meet the following CPA/PFS recertification requirements every three years:

    • Regular membership in good standing in the AICPA
    • A valid and unrevoked CPA permit, certificate, or license issued by a legally constituted state authority
    • 60 hours of CPE related to the PFP Body of Knowledge (See AICPA Education options)
    • Submission (via the internet) of a statement of intent to continue to comply with all recertification requirements.
    The initial CPA/PFS application covers the period from the credential holders CPA/PFS start date for a period of three years.  At the end of that calendar year, an email will be sent notifying CPA/PFS credential holders that they need to recertify.

    Example:
    June, 2009                    Become a CPA/PFS credential holder
    June, 2012                    End of initial 3 year period
    December 31, 2012      Recertification required
    December 31, 2015      Next recertification required

    Failure to recertify results in the loss of the CPA/PFS credential.

    The AICPA reserves the right to audit recertification attestations.  If selected, the CPA/PFS credential holder will be contacted to provide further substantiation.

    Questions?
    Email us at pfs@aicpa.org or call us at 1-888-777-7077 (Monday thru Friday 9am-6pm ET)


    What is my CPA/PFS Recertification Date?

    • Click the “My Account” link at the top of this page.

    • Then click the “Manage Memberships and Credentials” link on the left of the screen

    • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and under the heading “Credentials”, check the recertification date displayed

    How do I recertify online?

    To recertify your CPA/PFS credential, please follow these instructions (Downloadable tutorial with screen-shots): 
    • Click the “My Account” link at top of this web page and go to My Account page.  
    • In the middle of the screen you should see a sentence about recertification with a “Recertify Online” link.
    • Clicking that link will take you to the page where you can attest to meeting the recertification requirements.
    • Complete and submit this page and you are recertified for an additional three years.

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