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Membership Categories & Dues

 

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Fellow Membership | Apply Now
Certified public accountants or those who hold in good standing equivalent certificates from foreign accounting bodies whose standards are acceptable to the VSCPA.

Associate Membership | Apply Now
Associates include (1) those who have completed the academic requirements to become a CPA and are pursuing further requirements necessary to become a CPA; (2) professional staff working in an accounting or finance position or employed by or under the supervision of a CPA; (3) instructors of accountancy in schools of collegiate standing; and (4) non-CPA owners of firms. When an Associate becomes a CPA, he or she shall be elevated to fellow member.

Student Membership | Apply Now
Student members shall include any college student with an interest in accounting who is not qualified for admission to any other class of membership in the VSCPA.

Dues

Membership is good through April 30, 2019.

Fellow members that live or work in or outside Virginia or in the Washington, DC area (which includes suburban Maryland).

Associate members include those who have completed the academic requirements to become a CPA and are pursuing further requirements necessary to become a CPA; professional staff working in an accounting or finance position or employed by or under the supervision of a CPA; and non-CPA owners of firms. When an Associate becomes a CPA, he or she will be elevated to fellow member.

Fellow members may qualify for the New CPA dues rate if they have received their initial license within the last three years. 

The reduced educator dues rate applies to all fellow and associate members who teach full-time on the college or university level.

Fellow and associate members qualify for the retired, part-time or season worker rate if they work less than 1,000 hours/year.

Unemployed or leave of absence rate
Fellow and associate members qualify for the unemployed or leave of absence rate if they are unemployed or taking a leave of absence.

Associate members may qualify for the CPA candidate dues rate if they have completed a bachelor's degree within the last five years and are pursuing a CPA license.

Student members include any college student with an interest in accounting who is not qualified for admission to any other class of membership in the VSCPA. You must also not be a CPA and not working more than 1,000 hours a year in an accounting or finance job (excluding unpaid internships).

Fellow members may qualify for a full dues waiver so long as they have given up full-time employment to pursue a doctoral degree in accounting on a full-time basis. To receive the waiver, the member must apply for a dues waiver along with his/her application, or with his/her annual dues bill.

Associate members may qualify for the firm administrator rate if they hold the positions of firm administrator, chief operating officer, director of administration, administrative manager, office manager or other human resources, hiring, training or professional development position within an accounting firm or company. Members who qualify for firm administrator membership shall not be licensed CPAs or be primarily responsible for finance and/or accounting duties at their firm or company. 

Important Membership Information

It is important that you are aware of the requirements for maintaining membership in the VSCPA. Please review the VSCPA Bylaws (PDF) and the Code of Professional Conduct.

The Peer Review Program is designed to help firms maintain consistent quality control and achieve a higher level of service in the profession. It also lets you know if your firm measures up to the highest professional standards for CPA firms nationwide.

If your firm is performing audits, reviews or compilations and is not currently enrolled in an approved-practice monitoring program, you will need to enroll in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) or VSCPA Peer Review Program.

If you are a proprietor, shareholder or employee of a public accounting firm, your firm must be enrolled in an approved practice-monitoring program to qualify for membership.

Reinstatements & Other Important Information

Former members applying for reinstatement must fill out a new membership application to qualify. You may select either Associate or Fellow membership when reinstating. Special dues promotions do not apply to reinstatements.

 

For additional membership information, please check out our Membership FAQ.

If you need assistance determining your appropriate membership category or dues rate, contact us at [email protected] or (800) 733-8272.