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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The following steps demonstrate the pathway for full members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to become members of CPA Australia.

The Mutual Recognition Agreement with the International Qualifications Appraisal Board (representing the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy in the United States and the AICPA) is in its final stages of completion and is likely to be implemented shortly providing CPA Australia’s members with a pathway to registering their services in the United States. Once effective, CPA Australia will send a communication to its members through CPA Update.


Step 1: Determine Eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for CPA Australia membership if you:

• are a current member of good standing with AICPA and not under any investigation for professional conduct infringements

• did not gain entry to membership with AICPA through any mutual recognition agreements

• have maintained membership with AICPA for a minimum of five consecutive years


Step 2: Complete Application

Complete the online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee. Ensure you nominate the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as the professional body with whom you hold membership.

step 3: Verification of application

Your application and information supplied will take approximately 10 to 15 working days to verify. Upon completion, an email will be sent to you informing you of your assessment outcome.

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