AICPA Annual Membership Dues

Annual Membership dues are based on your role, industry and work status. For your convenience, you may pay your dues online, by mail or by calling Member Service at +1.888.777.7077.

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Proration for New Members

When you join as a new member, your billing cycle with be prorated based on the month you joined. Our membership year runs Aug. 1 through July 31.  Renewal payments are due each year by July 31 and the first renewal notice is sent in June. If you joined in May, June or July, your first renewal invoice will be sent the following year. An enrollment fee of $65 applies for new members.

Renewals for Existing Members

Renewal invoices covering your AICPA membership(s), credentials or designations are sent in June to cover the upcoming fiscal year (August 1-July 31). Payment is due on or before July 31st. See renewal rates by membership category below.

*Please note:  Firm memberships follow a different schedule. Please see the firm memberships tab for more information.

By Industry/Role

Public Accounting, Law, Consulting 2020-21
Partner/Shareholder/Owner $475
Sole Practitioner $475
Staff $285
Business and Industry 2020-21
President/CEO/COO/CFO/Officer $475
Management or Staff $285
Internal Auditor $285
Education 2020-21
Faculty, Administration or Staff $285
Government 2020-21
Federal, State, Local or International $285

Other Memberships

Retired Members 2020-21
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.

*Please note: Your date of birth must be on file to qualify for Retired status.
$150
Temporarily Left the Workforce 2020-21

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)
$150
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 service@aicpa.org. For international calls, please call +1.919.402.4500.
Associate Memberships 2020-21
Associate Member $285
International Associate $445
Non-CPA Associate $285
Affiliate Memberships 2020-21
CPA Exam Candidate Affiliate $85
Student Affiliate Free*
*Visit our affiliate sites if you are attending high school or an accredited college/university

When you join an AICPA section as a new member, your billing cycle will be prorated based on the month you join.

Private Company Practice Section (PCPS)
$35 per CPA per year up to a maximum of $700
Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA) 2020
Small Firm (5 professionals or less) $795
Mid to Large Firms (6 professionals or more) $1,700
Management Accounting Membership (up to 5 professionals) $795
Academia Membership (up to 5 professionals) $795
Sole Practitioners $450
Association $1,530
Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) 2020
Number of CPAs in Firm  
1-9 $240
10-49 $360
50-99 $740
100-499 $2,245
500-2999 $7,500
Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) 2020
Number of CPAs in Firm  
1-9 $240
10-49 $360
50-99 $740
100-499 $2,245
500-2999 $7,500

Learn more about GAQC membership dues >>

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) 2020
Firm Size Annual Dues Amount
CAQ Governing Board member firms Dues are allocated as a percentage of the annual CAQ budget
Firms with over 100 issuer audits AND 0-5,000 CPAs $10,000
Firms with 0-100 issuer audits AND 300 or more CPAs $3,800
Firms with 0-100 issuer audits AND 100-299 CPAs $1,900
Firms with 26-100 issuer audits AND 0-99 CPAs
OR
0-25 issuer audits AND 50-99 CPAs
$1,100
Firms with 0-25 issuer audits AND 0-49 CPAs $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.