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Professional Associations

American Accounting Association (AAA) – promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice. It is a voluntary organization of persons interested in accounting education and research.  Students may join at a reduced rate.  This website offers a link to the FASB Codification.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – the premier national professional association for CPAs in the United States. Affiliate student membership is offered for free.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – the largest global anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.  Students may join at a reduced rate.  The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) – independent, nonprofit, global association that is engaged in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.  ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide. Students may join for free or at a reduced rate.  It is the primary resource for the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification.

Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA) – An international professional association that is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research, and technical guidance.  Students may join for free or at a reduced rate.  The IIA is the primary resource for the CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) certification.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) – the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. Students may join at a reduced rate.  The IMA is the primary resource for the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification. The CMA credential focuses primarily on financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support, as well as professional ethics — the critical skills necessary to address today’s complex and changing business environment.

State Boards and Associations: 

State Boards of Accountancy regulates Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in each State through a program of examination, licensure of individuals and CPA firms, consumer protection through enforcement of State Board of Accountancy statutes and regulations, continuing professional education and peer review.

Maryland Board of Accountancy

 Virginia Board of Accountancy

West Virginia Board of Accountancy

State Societies – professional associations dedicated to enhancing the success of all Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and their profession through quality continuing professional education (CPE), networking opportunities, the latest information, and advocacy for members’ interests.  Students may join for free or at a reduced rate.

Maryland Association of CPAs

 Virginia Society of CPAs

West Virginia Society of CPAs

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