Sharing CPEA Content - Copyright Permission Fee Schedule

April 19, 2018

CPEA members (full members, smaller-firm members, and sole practitioners) have the opportunity to share CPEA reports and other CPEA content with clients. CPEA materials are high-quality materials that will impress clients and will serve to meet their accounting and financial reporting needs.

CPEA content may be shared with clients through websites, social media channels, or electronic distribution. Offering CPEA guidance and advice to clients will strengthen relationships and reinforce positions as go-to advisors on relevant accounting and financial reporting topics.

For copyright permission and/or payment information, please contact the CPEA at cpea@aicpa.org or by phone at (334) 260-2326.

Copyright Permission Fee Schedule


When distributing CPEA material, whether to clients or posting on a website, an attribution statement is required as follows (the appropriate year should be inserted where “xx” appears): 

  • For Distribution No Changes:
    “This material was developed by the Center for Plain English Accounting, ©20xx, AICPA. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission. No further use permitted without express written permission of the AICPA.” 
  • For Distribution With Changes:
    “This material contains content developed by the Center for Plain English Accounting, ©20xx, AICPA. All rights reserved. Used by permission. No further use permitted without express written permission of the AICPA.” 
  • Portions Incorporated into Another’s Work:
    “This material includes content originally developed by the Center for Plain English Accounting and used by license with the AICPA. ©20xx, AICPA. All rights reserved. No further use permitted without express written permission of the AICPA.”

CPEA materials published on websites must be “locked content” so that only those with permission can access the materials. 

If CPEA membership is cancelled for any reason, firm must agree to remove any, and all, CPEA materials from firm website.