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Introducing Tiers

Membership is even more customizable with maximum benefits that matter most to you. Access an even bigger and better experience with tailored resources to thrive in your career.

Which AICPA membership tier is made for you?

Want all the classic AICPA benefits, along with new features, expanded CPE and the flexibility to add additional discounted resources? Start with the Core Tier.

Looking for more diverse learning opportunities that make completing CPE requirements a snap? The Essential Tier is tailored to your needs.

Are you a mid-late career professional or just seeking the highest quality CPE, access to thought leaders and the chance to attend a major conference? Choose the Lead Tier.

Need expert support, resources and guidance in your focus area? The Specialist Tier is for practitioner, small firms and anyone serving specialized fields.

Want to excel in a leadership role? Senior professionals and practitioner enjoy the most comprehensive resources and benefits with the Advance Tier.

Download detailed membership tier information, including pricing, for tier comparison.

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Learn about the most popular tier benefits

  • Town Halls — Live online events focused on critical issues. Occur twice monthly and provide up to 24 CPE credits.

  • Transformative Skills Pack — Exclusive resources to sharpen soft skills, develop a future-focused mindset and earn 6+ CPE credits.

  • CPExpress — Access hundreds of 1–4 credit CPE courses that teach, reinforce and update your competencies.

  • Annual Webcast Pass — Regularly updated catalogue of webcasts (1500+ CPE credits). Learn anywhere, anytime.

  • Section memberships — Access support, resources and a community of peers in your focus area.

  • Certificates — Professionally recognized programs to enhance your expertise and reputation.

  • My CPE Manager — Time-saving tools to track, monitor and organize CPE compliance and simplify multi-jurisdiction reporting requirements.

Inspired by member feedback

We have enhanced your member benefits. Wherever you are in your career, there’s a membership tier that bundles the resources you want at the best value.


Most members will access Staff tiers, while Partner tiers are reserved for senior-level.

Inspired by member feedback

We have enhanced your member benefits. Wherever you are in your career, there’s a membership tier that bundles the resources you want at the best value.


Most members will access Staff tiers, while Partner tiers are reserved for senior-level.

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Benefits of becoming a member

Wherever your professional journey leads, you'll have resources, tools and guidance to forge your path.

Professional solutions

A reference library 24/7 and award-winning Town Hall news twice a month


Professional solutions

A reference library 24/7 and award-winning Town Hall news twice a month

Knowledge development

Member-exclusive Transformative Skills pack and up to 20% off AICPA Store products


Knowledge development

Member-exclusive Transformative Skills pack and up to 20% off AICPA Store products

Global Career Hub

Access to extensive job postings, interview tips, resume writing workshops and more


Global Career Hub

Access to extensive job postings, interview tips, resume writing workshops and more

Connections and network

Networking at the next level — conferences, volunteer groups and more


Connections and network

Networking at the next level — conferences, volunteer groups and more

Advocacy

Representation in Congress and support in state-level policymaking


Advocacy

Representation in Congress and support in state-level policymaking

Partner offers

Discounts on personal and professional products from more than 20 renowned companies


Partner offers

Discounts on personal and professional products from more than 20 renowned companies

Regular Membership

    Benefits include

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    AICPA Membership - Regular

    This membership is for CPAs who hold a current and valid license or who previously held a license in good standing.

    From $315 /yr

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    Membership FAQs

    What are the benefits of membership?

    All AICPA members have access to valuable benefits, including:

    • Professional solutions, including expert guidance on changes in the accounting profession

    • Knowledge development at your fingertips with a vast on-demand learning portal

    • A Global Career Hub for simplified career progression

    • Connections and networking exclusive to accounting and finance professionals

    • Advocates who protect the public interest and represent CPAs in Washington, DC

    • Partner offers on personal and professional products from renowned companies, including insurance providers Aon and Prudential.

    When can I expect to receive my welcome kit?

    We’ve gone green! Welcome kits are digital and will be sent via email shortly after you sign up for membership.

    Note: Magazines and brochures are also digital.

    Will I receive a membership card?

    Yes, all membership types receive a membership card that you can print. Regular members will also receive a membership certificate.

    Can I join the AICPA if I am not a U.S. CPA?

    Yes! You could become an affiliate member. There is also the international associate membership option.

    What are the membership requirements?

    Here are the general requirements of AICPA membership, and each membership type has specific requirements.

    What is honorary membership?

    Regular members are eligible for honorary membership once they reach full retirement age as defined by the Social Security Administration and have been an AICPA member continuously for the required period of time:

    • 45 years for members who first joined on or before July 31, 2000

    • 50 years for any member joining after July 31, 2000

    If you meet these requirements, visit our help page for contact information to inquire further.

    Will my status of ‘temporarily left the workforce’ (TLW) automatically carry over to next year?

    TLW status is not automatically carried over. If TLW status is needed again next year, please indicate that during renewal.

    You may request TLW status by selecting Job Code 99 on your dues notice or contacting us via the chat icon to the right of your screen, or by visiting our help page for frequently asked questions and other contact information.

    Can my firm or organization become a member?

    Yes, eligible firms or organizations may enroll in one or more of our center memberships, including the Center for Audit Quality, Governmental Audit Quality Center Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Center for Plain-English Accounting or Private Companies Practice Section.

    Does becoming a member of the AICPA make me a CPA?

    No, the AICPA does not administer CPA licenses.

    Each state board of accountancy has their own requirements for CPA licensure and regulations for license/certificate holders.

    Find out more about how to become a CPA.

    When is my membership renewal due?

    Renewal payment is due on or before July 31 for your membership(s).

    Rather than manually renewing your membership each year, consider auto-renewal. We will then send you a reminder one month before the renewal date.

    When will I receive my renewal dues bill?

    Renewal notifications will be sent via email beginning in June of each year.

    How can I pay my bill?

    You may pay for your dues online or by selecting the chat icon to the right of your screen.

    We accept all major credit and debit cards, and dues are to be paid in full. See dues pricing.

    I recently became a new member. Why did I receive a dues bill?

    The membership year runs Aug. 1 through July 31, and your initial dues will be prorated based on the month you join.

    As renewals happen in July, if you join in May, June or July, your payment will already be applied to the upcoming year. You can find your renewal date in ‘My profile.’

    Renewal payments are due each year by July 31, and the first renewal notice is sent in June. If you sign up for auto-renewal, we will send you a reminder one month before the renewal date.

    Where can I get a receipt for my membership?

    You will receive an emailed receipt of dues payment 1-3 business days after payment is made.

    Dues receipts can also be requested by contacting us via the chat icon to the right of your screen, or by visiting our help page for frequently asked questions and other contact information.

    New members, to obtain a copy of your receipt, please use the chat icon to the right of your screen, or by visiting our help page for other contact information.

    What happens if I do not submit my payment by the due date?

    If we have not received your renewal payment by the July 31st due date, you will still have time to submit payment for your membership. However, if you delay in submitting payment, you will receive a notice informing you when your benefits will lapse and when your membership will be cancelled.

    Please note: All unpaid membership accounts could experience a $30 late fee.

    When my renewal is due, will you automatically charge my account?

    If you sign up for auto-renewal, we will send you a reminder one month before the renewal date.

    Can I pay my dues early?

    We do not currently offer a pre-payment option.

    You will be sent a notice in June, prompting you to visit 'My profile' and remit payment by July 31.

    How do I resolve an issue with my dues bill or payment?

    To resolve an issue, please select the chat icon to the right of your screen, or visit our help page for frequently asked questions and other contact information.

    What percentage of my annual dues are tax deductible?

    • AICPA dues may be deducted as a business expense, but not as a charitable contribution.

    • Four percent (4%) of net dues are not deductible in accordance with IRC Sec. 6033.

    • Contributions to the AICPA Foundation and the Benevolent Fund are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

    What are the detailed benefits of the tiers under Staff membership?

    Explore four value-packed tiers to support your CPE compliance, access technical content and significant savings on standalone pricing (up to 42%).

    Core — Get up to 30 total CPE credits bundled into your membership along with free learning resources, including high-impact and award-winning town hall for the latest news, insights and practical guidance in the profession. You’ll also get direct access to the Global Career Hub with thousands of jobs from top employers around the world, accounting newsletter and magazine subscriptions, volunteer opportunities, exclusive partner offers from more than 20 renowned companies and much more.

    Essential — Enjoy all the benefits of Core, plus expanded on-demand CPE with CPExpress that offers up to 443 total CPE credits.

    Lead — All the benefits of Essential are included, plus more CPE opportunities and access to interactive webcasts with Webcast Pass with up to 534 CPE total credits.

    Specialist — Get all the benefits of Lead, plus free section membership where you can access in-depth technical knowledge on a chosen section area such as Tax, Personal Financial Planning, Not-for-Profit and up to 550 total CPE credits.

    What are the detailed benefits of the tiers under Partner membership?

    Make your career shine even more with three tier options. Benefit from a wide array of CPE compliance opportunities, more CPE and save on standalone pricing (up to 44%).

    Core — Get exclusive learning resources, up to 30 total CPE credits, Global Career Hub access with thousands of jobs from top employers around the world, accounting newsletter and magazine subscriptions, volunteer opportunities, partner offers from more than 20 renowned companies and much more.

    Specialist — All the benefits in Core are included, plus access to Annual Webcast Pass, up to 550 total CPE credits, conference archive and one choice section membership to choose from Tax, Personal Financial Planning, Not-for-Profit or Forensic Valuation Services.

    Advance — Get all the benefits in Specialist, plus the added value of one certificate program to stay ahead of the curve with up to 566 total CPE credits.

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