Founded in 1887, the AICPA helps you enter the CPA profession and stay there, by connecting you to the people and information you need to succeed.
How does the AICPA do it? By advocating on your behalf to regulators, legislators and the general public, letting them know how essential CPAs are to society. It provides continuing education opportunities to make smart accounting professionals even smarter. It launches websites like www.ThisWayToCPA.com to provide tips, insight and data to help you reach your CPA destination.
The AICPA also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, so if you’ve taken it – or studied for it – you’ve seen the organization's work. It’s all part of the AICPA's plan to build accountancy’s reputation as a profession of individuals who are educated, ethical, and focused on serving the common good.
Becoming an AICPA Student Affiliate 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.
AICPA Student Affiliated members receive:
*The AICPA Student Affiliate membership is available for those who are part time or full time students who have not yet passed the CPA Exam.
Becoming an AICPA Student Affiliate is easy. Just go to www.ThisWayToCPA.com and click on the button that says “Join AICPA”.
Amy Merletti is the senior manager for the academic & student engagement team at the AICPA. Amy joined the AICPA in 2015 and manages influencer programs, oversees marketing and awareness efforts and develops student and faculty resources. Throughout her 12-year career, she has worked with non-profits and privately held companies in a range of industries, providing experienced marketing, branding and program management leadership. Amy received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in public communication with a minor in business hospitality and tourism management.
Beta Alpha Psi students represent the cream of the crop within their respective college/university! They will become the future leaders in the profession and help drive much needed change within their organizations. As the students become BAP alumni, we hope they stay engaged in professional associations and pursue certifications like the CMA to continue their life long learning.
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