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Join ISCPA

Become part of the largest professional association in Iowa dedicated to CPAs and others in the accounting profession.

  • Expand your network. Membership provides excellent opportunities to meet other accounting professionals, exchange ideas and information, and increase your career resources.
  • Discounts on learning opportunities.
  • Advocacy with governmental, regulatory bodies and other organizations.
  • Member access to our state-of-the-art website.

Joining ISCPA is simple!

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Who can join?

Individuals who have received a CPA certificate from the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board or a similar board from any state or territory of the United States may be eligible for our Resident or Non-Resident classes. Your CPA certificate status may be active, inactive, or lapsed, but not suspended or revoked.

If you’ve never been issued a CPA certificate, you may be eligible for our associate or affiliate class.

Associate members are non-CPA owners of a CPA firm or non-CPA accounting educators (college); or a non-CPA holder of a credential issued by the AICPA including, but not limited to, a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) or an Accredited Business Valuation (ABV) professional

Affiliate members are non-CPAs who meet one of the following requirements:

Professional

  • A non-CPA affiliated with the accounting profession.

Exam-qualified

A non-CPA who meets one of the following requirements.

  • Eligible to sit for the uniform CPA exam or other AICPA credentialing examination.
  • Successfully completed the exam, but not yet received a CPA certificate.

Student Affiliation

A student at a university, college, junior college, or community college who has an interest in accounting. Visit our Future CPAs section to learn more.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of becoming a member include:

  • Professional education discounts
  • CPE transcript
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Member-to member assistance
  • Networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Awards/recognition
  • Publications
  • Public relations
  • Employee assistance program
  • Member discount programs to such businesses as Adventureland Amusement Park, Brooks Brothers clothing, UPS, and many others.

What does it cost?

We have established a pro-rata dues schedule for individuals applying for membership. Included in the dues schedule is a one-time $35 application fee.

Pro-rata dues schedule

The ISCPA dues year is May. 1 – Apr. 30. Members are billed for annual dues on or near May. 1. If you apply for membership/affiliation from Jan – May, you will not be billed again until the following May.

Your pro-rata share of dues must be returned with your application form. To determine the dues amount, refer to the period you are applying in and the dues class in the chart below. The pro-rated dues schedule below includes the $35 application fee.

Please note: Contributions, gifts or dues paid to ISCPA are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities.

Period Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 7 Class 8
Associate Affiliate
To learn more about the dues classes, visit www.iacpa.org/membership/categories.
Jan.-May. 315 295 265 220 130 305 165
June 292 273 246 205 122 283 154
July 268 252 227 189 114 260 143
Aug. 245 230 208 174 106 238 133
Sept. 222 208 188 158 98 215 122
Oct. 198 187 169 143 90 193 111
Nov. 175 165 150 128 83 170 100
Dec. 152 143 131 112 75 148 89

Congratulations on investing in yourself and your profession!

Follow these steps to begin the registration process:

Step 1

Step 2

Select the member type below and click the corresponding join button:

Resident and Non-Resident Members

Individuals holding a valid CPA certificate issued by the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board or a similar board of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.

Rate

$268 Class 1

Any CPA employed in Iowa and holding original CPA certificate more than 10 years.

Rate

$252 Class 2

Any CPA employed in Iowa and holding original CPA certificate 6-10 years.

Rate

$227 Class 3

Any CPA employed in Iowa and holding original CPA certificate 5 years or less.

Rate

$189 Class 4

Non-Resident CPA (employed outside of Iowa).

Rate

$114 Class 5

Not Currently Employed/Full-Time Student

A member who is not employed full-time (defined as more than twenty hours per week). Includes individuals not currently in the workforce due to full-time pursuit of additional education. Eligibility for this class shall be re-established annually at the time of dues billing.

Retired

A member who has permanently retired from the workforce.

Associate Members

Rate

$260 Class 7

Non-CPA owner of a CPA firm; or a Non-CPA accounting educator (full-time, college).

Non-CPA holder of a credential issued by the AICPA including, but not limited to, a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) or an Accredited Business Valuation (ABV) professional.

Affiliate Members

Rate

$143 Class 8

Professional

  • A non-CPA affiliated with the accounting profession

Exam-Qualified

A non-CPA who meets one of the following requirements:

  • Eligible to sit for the uniform CPA exam or other AICPA credentialing examination.
  • Successfully completed the exam, but not yet received a CPA certificate.

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