Membership Categories & Rates

Who can become a PICPA member? Membership is open to ...

  • CPAs and non-CPAs in the profession
  • Accounting educators at the college and high school levels
  • College students majoring in accounting or a related field
  • And more!

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PICPA Membership Categories

A Category for Every Step of Your Career 

Our membership year runs May 1 through April 30. Half-year rates are offered beginning Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.
 
Some employers will pay for your PICPA membership. If you need help convincing them, download this explanation letter.

Student Affiliate

Student Affiliate

FREE!

A full-time college student, majoring in accounting or a related field. 

Accounting Affiliate

Accounting Affiliate

$50

A recent graduate (past five years) with a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting (or a related field) and who is working toward obtaining his/her CPA license.

Candidate for Admission

Candidate for Admission

$190

A candidate who has passed all four parts of the CPA Exam but has not yet received a CPA license.

CPA member

CPA Member

Licensed < 3 years: $265
Licensed > 3 years: $360

A CPA, in any state, regardless of license status (active or expired).


Nonresident Member

$225

A CPA who is licensed in Pennsylvania and neither resides nor is employed in Pennsylvania.

Associate Educator

$145

A non-CPA who works in the accounting field, has a bachelor's degree, and is a full-time faculty member at an accredited college or university, or a high school teacher of accounting, business, or a related discipline.

CPA Educator

$145

A CPA who works in the accounting field, has a bachelor's degree, and is a full-time faculty member at an accredited college or university, or a high school teacher of accounting, business, or a related discipline.

Associate

$360

A non-CPA who has a bachelor's degree and works in accounting, finance, or a related field.


Retired Member

$95/year

Any CPA Member or Nonresident CPA Member who is neither working nor seeking employment may request a transfer to Retired Membership. Email membership@picpa.org.


Former Members and Reactivations

Applications for membership reactivation should be submitted with dues for the year in which reactivation becomes effective. Memberships that have lapsed for nonpayment may be subject to a reinstatement fee of $50, and may be subject to additional sums due to the Institute at the time of membership lapse.

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Have you passed all four parts of the CPA Exam in the last year and plan to get licensed in Pennsylvania? If so, you qualify for a free year of PICPA membership.

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