Membership Sections, Credentials & Designations
The AICPA offers specialized sections, credentials and designations. Through practice aids, news, resource tools, guides, education materials and much more, AICPA section memberships keep you informed on what’s happening in your specialty area and provide you with resources to get the job done. If you’re ready to distinguish yourself, build on your expertise with an AICPA Credential or Designation. See what a section, credential or designation can do for you.
Tools and resources for the tax practitioner, including tax practice guides and checklists, regulatory and legislative e-alerts, and The Tax Adviser magazine.
Personal Financial Planning Section
Resources for financial professionals who assist their clients in estate, tax, retirement, risk management and investment planning.
Forensic and Valuation Services Section
Support for you, as a financial professional, with forensic accounting and business valuation services, tools and resources to best serve your clients.
For those involved with the Not-for-Profit sector, to help NFPs better understand and apply guidance on financial reporting, assurance, tax compliance and governance.
Credentials and Designations
The global designation available for AICPA Regular Members working in Business and Government, powered by the resources and expertise of AICPA and CIMA, two of the world's leading accounting organizations.
Personal Financial Specialist
The only personal financial planning credential exclusively offered to CPAs. The PFS credential demonstrates your expertise and financial planning insight to prospective clients and employers.
Certified in Financial Forensics
Showcase your specialized CPA forensic accounting skills in bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization; computer forensic analysis; economic damages calculations; fraud prevention; and valuations.
Accredited in Business Valuation
Position yourself as a premier valuation services provider and get the tools and resources needed to provide the best service to your clients and organization.
Certified Information Technology Professional
Demonstrate your unique ability, as a CPA, to provide business insight by leveraging knowledge of information relationships and supporting technologies.
Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™
Affirm your dedication to improving the quality, consistency and transparency of your fair value measurements by following a performance framework designed to address regulatory concern and increase client confidence.
Certified in the Valuation of Financial Instruments™
The CVFI credential is granted by the AICPA to CPAs and valuation professionals who demonstrate considerable expertise in performing and/or reporting on fair value estimates of financial instruments for financial reporting purposes. This includes estimating the fair value of derivatives, structured products, securitized debts, and more.