Who We Are

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)


20,000 members

11 regional chapters

100+ committees

...all working together to provide the Pennsylvania accounting industry with education, networking, leadership, and volunteer opportunities.

Our Story

Founded in 1897, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is the second-oldest CPA organization in the United States and the largest CPA association in Pennsylvania. Our more than 20,000 members include practitioners in public accounting, industry, government, and education.

The PICPA supports CPAs and future CPAs by providing education, networking, leadership, and volunteer opportunities. The PICPA offers thousands of continuing professional education (CPE) programs annually, as well as social programs throughout our 11 chapters across the state. There are also opportunities for career growth through involvement in state or local committees, speaking to the media or public groups, authoring articles, and much more.

Pa. Gov. Wolf with PICPA members Martin Levin and Steve Christian, with PICPA's Jen Cryder and Peter Calacara.
The PICPA also represents the voice of the CPA profession in Pennsylvania through our advocacy efforts in the state legislature and promoting public confidence in CPAs and the quality of their services.

Affiliation with the PICPA represents commitment to the CPA profession, including adherence to a Code of Professional Conduct and a stringent set of professional and technical standards.

Contact Us

Headquartered in Philadelphia, the PICPA has a government relations office in Harrisburg and a western regional office in Pittsburgh.


Ten Penn Center
1801 Market St., Suite 2400
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Main Phone Number: (215) 496-9272

The PICPA Promise

The PICPA preserves the legacy and propels the integrity of the CPA profession.

When you belong to the PICPA, along with 20,000 members, you have the professional and personal support to refine skills, expand knowledge, connect with like-minded people, and achieve bigger and better things at every stage of your professional life.

Become a PICPA Member

Now is the best time to join 20,000 Pennsylvania accounting professionals. Join now and access all the member benefits through April 2022!

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