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AICPA membership provides technical insights, quality CPE, partner offers, volunteer opportunities and advocacy. When you join the AICPA, you also become a member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants® which amplifies your career and connects you to 689,000 accounting and finance professionals globally.

Benefits of becoming an AICPA member

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

Professional solutions

Reference library available 24/7 and award-winning Town Hall news (up to 24 CPE credits) twice a month


Professional solutions

Reference library available 24/7 and award-winning Town Hall news (up to 24 CPE credits) twice a month

Knowledge development

Exclusive Transformative Skills Pack (6+ CPE credits) to cultivate future-ready skills


Knowledge development

Exclusive Transformative Skills Pack (6+ CPE credits) to cultivate future-ready skills

Global Career Hub to advance your career

Job postings, interview tips, resume-writing workshops and more


Global Career Hub to advance your career

Job postings, interview tips, resume-writing workshops and more

Network and professional connections

Connect with peers through committees, conferences, member events and more


Network and professional connections

Connect with peers through committees, conferences, member events and more

Advocacy

You’ll have representation in Congress and support in state-level policy making


Advocacy

You’ll have representation in Congress and support in state-level policy making

Partner offers

Discounts on products you use, including life insurance offers from Aon and Prudential


Partner offers

Discounts on products you use, including life insurance offers from Aon and Prudential

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Select the membership type, tier and customizations and personalization that meet your needs.

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Populate the online form with your personal information and qualifications.

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Submit your payment and take immediate advantage of your membership benefits.

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If you don’t have an account already, register today to access the site.

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Select the membership type, tier and customizations and personalization that meet your needs.

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Populate the online form with your personal information and qualifications.

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Submit your payment and take immediate advantage of your membership benefits.

Choose your membership type

Benefits include

    Regular Membership-B2C

    Regular

    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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    Affiliate

    Affiliate

    AICPA Membership - Affiliate

    This membership is for those who do not possess a CPA license but have deep involvement in accounting or finance.

    From $315 /yr

    International associate

    International associate

    AICPA Membership - International Associate

    This membership is for accounting and finance professionals who are members of approved partner organizations outside of the United States. We recognize your involvement and expertise in markets outside the U.S.

    From $470 /yr

    candidate

    Candidate

    AICPA Membership - Candidate

    This membership is for those of you on way to take the Uniform CPA Exam and join the profession.

    From $100 /yr

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    Student affiliate

    Student affiliate

    AICPA Membership - Student Affiliate

    This membership is for college and university students interested in a career in accounting or finance.

    From $0 /yr

    Retired

    Retired

    AICPA Membership - Retired

    This membership is for those who have reached retirement age as determined by the Social Security Administration, and if employed, are working as a professional less than 20 hours per week on average.

    From $165 /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.

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