American Institute of CPAs


About American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA) is a global organization that supports accounting and finance professionals through resources, tools, and guidance. 

AICPA is a fee-based membership organization with over 689,000 members dispersed throughout 196 countries. Headquartered in Durham, NC, AICPA members can connect with their peers through committees, conferences, and member events. 

The American Institute of CPAs® offers many benefits to its members. These include unlimited access to a reference library of professional solutions, including guidance on the changes within the accounting field. The Global Career Hub allows for simplified career progression through job postings, interview tips, and resume-writing workshops. AICPA partners with over 20 corporations to provide discounts on personal and professional products. 

AICPA offers various membership types: Regular, Affiliate International Associate, Candidate, Student Affiliate, and Retired. Membership eligibility varies based on CPA licensing, exam completion, and university degree status. Members must agree to complete 120 hours or its equivalent of continuing professional education every three years. Select firms must also enroll in the AICPA Peer Review Program. Prospective members of AICPA can complete an online application. 

Membership fees vary based on your subscription tier and type. They range from $340 to $999 per year.


American Institute of CPAs Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

500,000 - 1,000,000

HQ Location

Durham, NC

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$300 - $1,000