Join the AICPA

The largest professional association for CPAs.

Joining the AICPA as a Student Affiliate Member is free and gives you access to tools and resources that will help you make the most of your college years. And once you're a CPA, the AICPA will continue to support your journey with technical resources, training, networking opportunities and expert guidance.

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Why should you join?

  • The AICPA has over 428,000 Members
    The AICPA is the largest professional association for CPAs in the country, spanning many areas of practice. Joining allows you to exponentially grow your network while you’re still in school.
  • It's Free — and it Pays
    Joining as a Student Affiliate member is completely free. Not only that, but membership includes special discounts and exclusive scholarship opportunities.
  • It Oversees Important Milestones in Your Journey
    The AICPA is in charge of writing and scoring the CPA Exam. It sets ethical standards for the industry — and can provide specialty credentials.

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