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Are you eligible for CPA Exam Candidate membership?

If you can answer YES to these statements, you are eligible.

Your education

I am a college graduate.

Your exam status

I intend to study for the exam, OR
 

I am scheduled to take the exam, OR
 

I am currently taking the exam.

How long you can be a CPA Exam Candidate member

Whichever comes first:

  • Up to 5 years from your AICPA join date
  • Until you pass the CPA Exam 
  • Until you qualify for another AICPA membership category

After you pass the CPA Exam (congratulations!), let us know. You can upgrade your membership to Associate Member while you're waiting for certification.

Member Service: 888.777.7077 (9am–6pm ET Monday–Friday) or, service@aicpa.org.

In addition, you will be required to agree to be governed by and comply with the AICPA Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct.

In addition, you will be required to agree to be governed by and comply with the AICPA Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct.
In addition, you will be required to agree to be governed by and comply with the AICPA Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct.
In addition, you will be required to agree to be governed by and comply with the AICPA Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct.

Benefits of joining the AICPA

Wherever your career takes you, we're here to provide what you need. Membership in the AICPA is an investment in your future. 

Other ways to become an AICPA member

Consider these options if CPA Exam Candidate membership isn't right for you.

Regular Member

Complete access in support of your profession

Associate Member

The path to reach your goal and be recognized as a CPA

Non-CPA Associate Member

Because of your deep involvement in accounting or finance

Student Affiliate

College is the best time to imagine your future and make it a reality

International Associate

In recognition of your involvement and expertise in markets outside the U.S.

Section memberships

Focused content and discounts that support and elevate your area of practice

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Credentials and designations

Achievements that amplify and display your expertise to the world

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