Frequently Asked Questions about CITP Qualifications
Q. Do I need an active license to practice public accounting to become a CITP?
No. To qualify for the CITP credential, you must hold a valid and unrevoked CPA permit, license or certificate (whether active or inactive) issued by a state authority and be an active member of the AICPA.
Q. Is there a way I can quickly assess whether I qualify for the Certified Information Management and Technology Assurance credential?
If you answer yes to the following four questions, then you’re well on your way…..
- Are you a member in good standing at the AICPA?
- Do you hold an unrevoked CPA certificate issued by a state authority?
- Have at least 1,000 business experience hours (associated with the body of knowledge)?
- Have at least 75 hours in continuing education hours (associated with the body of knowledge)?
Q. Does the AICPA audit CITP applications?
Yes. A percentage of approved applications are selected for random audit. Any misrepresentations or incorrect information may result in disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation of CITP eligibility and/or credential.
Q. Do I have to take an examination to qualify for the CITP credential?
Yes. To earn the CITP credential, a candidate must pass the CITP Examination. More information about the exam can be found on the CITP Exam page.
Q. I am a member in industry, does my experience in industry count towards the business experience requirement?
Yes. The CITP is a broad-based credential available to CPAs with a wide range of Information Management skills and experience. It is open to all members in public practice, consulting, industry, government and education. Members may earn points for business experience in a variety of ways – by performing technology or technology-enabled services for clients or within their own firms or organizations, or by teaching technology-related courses at accredited universities