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.
|Public Accounting, Law, Consulting||2021-22|
|Business and Industry||2021-22|
|Management or Staff||$295|
|Faculty, Administration or Staff||$295|
|Federal, State, Local or International||$295|
|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.
|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):
|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 email@example.com. For international calls, please call +1.919.402.4500.|
|ABV - Accredited in Business Valuation (includes FVS Section)||$380|
|CFF - Certified in Financial Forensics (includes FVS Section)||$380|
|CITP - Certified Information Technology Professional||$225|
|PFS - Personal Financial Specialist (includes PFP Section)||$380|
|CEIV - Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations||$225|
|CVFI - Certified in the Valuation of Financial Instruments||$225|
|Multiple Credential Discounts (apply to ABV, CFF and PFS only)||* $210 for each new credential
* $247 for each renewing credential
|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|
|Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC)||2021|
|Number of CPAs in Firm|
|Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC)||2021|
|Number of CPAs in Firm|
Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) membership dues are based on number of issuers1 for which the firm issued audit reports as reported on the PCAOB's Annual Report (Form 2)
|Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)||2022|
|Firm Size||Annual Dues Amount|
|CAQ Governing Board member firms||Dues are allocated as a percentage of the annual CAQ budget|
|0 issuer audits *||$700|
|1-25 issuer audits||$2,500|
|26-100 issuer audits||$5,000|
|Over 100 issuer audits||$30,000|
*Includes both firms registered with and not registered with the PCAOB
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.