Membership and Types

Join now and get up to five months of membership FREE—your membership is good through April 30, 2019.
Hurry while it stands: offer ends January 31, 2018 (excludes suspended nonmembers). 

All dues-paying, licensed CPA members are eligible to receive a FREE four-hour ethics course from CalCPA Education Foundation valued at $188.

Licensed members joining or renewing for the first time also receive a FREE VPE 8, valid for up to 8 hours of CPE through the CalCPA Education Foundation.

Executive

CPA who is an executive: managing partner, partner, owner, principal, sole practitioner, business and industry executive, president, vice president, director, consultant, controller, CEO, COO or CFO.

$510

Professional +5

CPAs licensed more than five years, not described in Executive membership type.

$410

Professional < 5

CPAs licensed less than five years, not described in Executive membership type.

$340

Educator

Must be employed full time as a high school, college or university educator, principal, dean or guidance counselor. Part-time educators, principals, deans or guidance counselors are also eligible if not employed elsewhere.

Free

CPAs Not Working

Retired

A retired CPA.

$100

Temporarily Out-of-Work Force

A CPA who is not working (i.e., in between jobs, caring for a dependent, etc.).

$100

Non-CPAs

Associate

Not a licensed CPA, does not qualify as a Student, Candidate or Financial Professional member and meets Associate category eligibility requirements.

$510

Financial Professional

Never been a licensed CPA, does not qualify as a Student, Candidate or Associate member and meets Financial Professional category eligibility requirements.

$200

Firm Administrator
Associate

Not a licensed CPA, non-billable professional working as a firm administrator at a public accounting firm.

$100

Candidate

Any person who has a bachelor’s degree, has never been a licensed CPA in any state and is pursuing pathway to licensure via the California Board of Accountancy.

NOTE: First membership year for candidates is free. Membership in this category is limited to seven years. Any member who accrues seven years of candidate membership without becoming licensed transitions to a Financial Professional member.

$0/$50

Student

(e-Membership)

Any person who is a full- or part-time student and has never been a licensed CPA, nor achieved bachelor’s degree. 

NOTE: Graduate students pursuing CPA licensure fall under the Candidate membership category.

Free

Forensic Services Section (FSS) Membership

The Forensic Services Section provides an expanded forum to facilitate participation and the exchange of ideas and resources, to identify relevant current events and trends, analyze technical issues and interpret applicable standards. Includes membership in all sections (Business Valuation, Economic Damages, Family Law and Fraud and Financial Investigations). Apply for membership using the PDF application located in the right widget.

Forensic Services Section Licensed
A CalCPA Executive, Professional + 5, Professional < 5, Educator, Retired or Temporarily Out-of-Workforce member.
 $190

Forensic Services Section Associate 

A non-CalCPA member or a CalCPA Associate, Financial Professional or Firm Administrative Associate member.

$230

Forensic Services Section Candidate

A CalCPA Candidate member.

NOTE: First membership year for candidates is free. Membership in this category is limited to seven years. Any member who accrues seven years of candidate membership without becoming licensed transitions to a Forensic Services Section Associate member.

$0/$50

Forensic Services Section Student A CalCPA Student member.
 FREE