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All members who have paid their CalCPA membership are eligible to receive a FREE 4-hour ethics course from CalCPA Education Foundation valued at $188.
Licensed members joining or renewing for the first time also receive a FREE VPE8, valid for up to 8 hours of CPE through the CalCPA Education Foundation (limit one per member).
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.
CPAs licensed more than five years, not described in Executive membership type.
CPAs licensed less than five years, not described in Executive membership type.
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.
A retired CPA.
Temporarily Out of Work Force
A CPA who is not working (i.e., in between jobs, caring for a dependent, etc.).
Not a licensed CPA, does not qualify as a Student, Candidate or Financial Professional member and meets Associate category eligibility requirements.
Never been a licensed CPA, does not qualify as a Student, Candidate or Associate member, has a bachelor's degree and meets Financial Professional category eligibility requirements.
Not a licensed CPA, non-billable professional working as a firm administrator at a public accounting firm.
Anyone 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.
Anyone who is a full- or part-time student and has never been a licensed CPA, nor achieved a bachelor’s degree.
NOTE: Graduate students pursuing CPA licensure fall under the Candidate membership category.
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 Associate
A non-CalCPA member or a CalCPA Associate, Financial Professional or Firm Administrator member.
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.