Students can join CalCPA for FREE and utilize specific member resources, all intended to help launch a CPA career. 

As a CalCPA student member you'll have access to:

Take your practice experience to the classroom with the ADS Program

If you’re looking for a career change, the Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) program may be for you. The ADS program addresses the demand for accounting faculty with experience in the areas of audit and tax. To date, the program has transitioned over 130 CPAs from practice to the classroom by providing scholars with financial assistance.

The deadline for this year’s program is September 6, 2019 for candidates who will begin Ph.D. programs in the fall of 2020. Candidates must have completed the GMAT with a score of 650 or higher (or equivalent GRE) and be CPAs, U.S. Citizens and have 3 years of practice experience. Selected candidates will be invited to attend the ADS Orientation Conference and will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from over 30 participating universities.

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From Community College to CPA
Join CalCPA and Chaffey College as we host an informational evening devoted to getting you on track to getting your accounting degree and learning how far it can take you!
Key topics Include:

  • Navigating your way as a community college student
  • Learning about the transfer process
  • Hear from a professional panel about their journey to becoming a CPA

Date: Friday, Sept. 20
5:30 p.m./reception and networking; 6-­8 p.m./program
Chaffey College Theatre
Refreshments will be served.
Register today!