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.

All new members pay a full 12 month membership rate upon initial join. Members who join August-April will owe a prorated amount on the following July 31 to align them with our billing cycle. Members who join in May or June will owe a prorated amount on July 31 of the next 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 Member Service 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  $445
Sole Practitioner  $445
Staff  $255
Business and Industry  
President/CEO/COO/CFO/Officer  $445
Management or Staff  $255
Internal Auditor  $255
Faculty or Administration  $255
Federal, State, Local or International  $255


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  2016-17
Associate Member  $255
International Associate  $405
Non-CPA Associate  $255


Affiliate Memberships  2016-17
CPA Exam Candidate Affiliate  $65
Student Affiliate Free*
*Visit our affiliate sites if you are attending high school or an accredited college/university  


     Section Memberships Renewal Pricing First Year Pricing*
 2016-17  2016-17
Forensic and Valuation Services  $225  $99
Information Management and Technology Assurance  $225  $99
Not-for-Profit  $199  $99**
Personal Financial Planning  $225  $99
Tax  $200  $99
Tax Section with The Tax Adviser  $230  $99

 *Members who are adding a section for the first time, get their section for $99 the first year.
**NFP section membership is $99 for the first year when you enter promo code NFP99 at checkout.

Credentials  2016-17
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)  $370
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)  $370
Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)  $370
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)  $370
Multiple Credential Discounts $210 for each additional new credential
$259 each for two or more renewing credentials 


Designation  2016-17
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 $200
10-49 $325
50-99 $650
100-499 $1,900
500-2999 $6,300

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Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) 2016-17
Number of CPAs in Firm
1-9 $200
10-49 $325
50-99 $650
100-499 $1,900
500-2999 $6,300

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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) 2016-17
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

Learn more about CAQ membership dues >>

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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