Students & Educators

From majoring in accounting all the way to taking the CPA Exam, this is where your career starts. These resources provide the clarity and direction you need to reach your destination.

High School Students

It’s never too early to think about a career in accounting! Students with a strong financial foundation and early exposure to accounting make promising CPA candidates.  

Financial Literacy and CPA Careers

Sign up for this free virtual experience to learn more about diverse career opportunities in the accounting profession and the importance of a strong financial foundation.

Virtual Accounting Career Days

We invite you to a free virtual experience to learn more about diverse career opportunities in the accounting profession and the advantages of holding the CPA designation.


Mock CPA Exams

To help provide more transparency into exam readiness, the PICPA and Surgent CPA Review have partnered to offer a FREE simulated CPA Exam section of your choice.

Please note that registration closes two days prior to events.

College Students

Let the PICPA help you navigate through your college accounting program. PICPA student members have access to all PICPA member benefits, including the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, free registration to all PICPA conferences, and opportunities to meet and network with firms and companies.

CPA Evolution

Proposed changes will transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the changing skills and competencies accounting requires today.

Community College: Path to CPA

No matter where your journey begins, it can end as a CPA. The Pennsylvania CPA Foundation is proud to support community college students as they progress along their career paths.

Career Prep 101: How to Take Advantage of Your Time in School

Whether you’re crystal-clear on your accounting dream job or are still figuring out which promising path you want to pursue, the time to prepare is now.

Free Student Membership

PICPA Student Affiliate Membership is FREE for college students majoring in accounting or a related field. Join online now with two-for-one joint membership with the PICPA and the AICPA.


Thank you, not only for the opportunity but for the gracious scholarship. This helps immensely with my expenses on my path to becoming a CPA. I will continue to display integrity amongst my academics as well as the community work I do.


Nathan Mickey


News, training, tips, and more for accounting educators. Whether you are a high school or college educator, these exclusive resources will help you bring accounting to life for your students.

Educator Resources

Videos, handouts, presentations, and more will help you bring accounting to life in your classroom.

Accounting Educator Database

The Academic Resource Database is comprised of hand-curated content from the AICPA, accounting firms, academics, and winning submissions from the AICPA's teaching awards designed to help accounting educators prepare students for the rapidly evolving demands of the profession.

CPA Exam Prep

How do you become a CPA in Pennsylvania? Whether you're an accounting student, educator, or professional, the PICPA can help. Follow the steps here to get the information you need to take the CPA Exam in Pennsylvania and to secure your CPA license.

CPA Exam & Licensing Requirements

Your guide to the CPA Exam and CPA licensure in Pennsylvania.

Changes to the CPA Licensure Model

CPA Evolution, a joint effort by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA, is transforming the CPA licensure model to better reflect developments in the marketplace.


Types of Jobs

An accounting degree is a smart choice for your future, but becoming a CPA is the best recipe for success!

CPA Careers

An accounting degree and CPA credential are the keys to opening many future doors. Register now for instant access to exclusive videos and advice from Pennsylvania CPA professionals!

Explore Real-Life Careers of 11 Pennsylvania CPAs

From partner at a national firm to CFO of the Phillies, the options are endless.

PICPA resources to propel your career

CPA Exam Resources

Get the information you need to take the CPA Exam and secure your license.

Prep for the Exam

PICPA Job Board

With postings updated weekly, this is the best place to find your next career move.  

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Accounting Scholarships

Apply for a PICPA accounting scholarships for high school or college students.

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Next Steps

You have a lot of things that you'd like to accomplish, but you're not sure where to start. The PICPA has tools, resources, and a network of over 20,000 accounting professionals across Pennsylvania to get you started.

Download the Guide to Becoming a CPA in Pennsylvania

This downloadable resource will walk you through credits needed, how to study, and how to apply for the CPA Exam and your Pennsylvania CPA license. Download it now.

Find Your School's Student Ambassador or Sign Up!

Along with promoting events, membership, and scholarships, PICPA Student Ambassadors create awareness of the CPA profession at their schools. Each ambassador completes responsibilities during the course of an academic year and, when completed, they receive a monetary stipend each semester. Learn more >

Get Noticed

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