Member Categories

ISCPA has several membership levels available to you. Membership runs from Oct. 1 to Apr. 30 and must be renewed annually for you to remain a member. For individuals applying for membership please see the membership application and pro-rata dues schedule.

Resident and Non-Resident Members: Individuals holding a valid (active, inactive or lapsed) 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.

Class 1 Any CPA employed in Iowa and holding original CPA certificate more than 10 years $145
Class 2 Any CPA employed in Iowa and holding original CPA certificate 6-10 years $135
Class 3 Any CPA employed in Iowa and holding original CPA certificate 5 years or less $115
Class 4 Non-Resident CPA (employed outside Iowa) $90
Class 5 Any CPA not currently employed, a full-time student, or retired (a member who is not employed full-time (defined as more than 20 hours per week). Includes individuals not currently in the workforce due to full time pursuit of additional education or individuals who have permanently retired from the workforce.) $50
Class 6 Life Member (individual member for 40 consecutive years) $0
Associate Members (individuals who do not have a CPA certificate)
Class 7 Non-CPA owner of a CPA firm; or a Non-CPA accounting educator (full-time, college) $140
Affiliates (individuals who do not have a CPA certificate)
Class 8 Professional and Exam-qualified - see definitions below $60

Professional

  • Non-CPA employee of a CPA firm.
  • Non-CPA employed in business, industry, government or education actively working in finance, accounting, taxation, economics, law or technology; and working under the direction or supervision of a certified public accountant.

Exam-qualified

A non-CPA who has a bachelor's degree and meets one of the following requirements:

  • Eligible to sit for the uniform CPA exam;
  • Successfully completed the exam, but not yet received a CPA certificate.

Student Affiliation: For an individual who does not have a CPA certificate, has not passed the CPA exam, and is currently enrolled in one or more undergraduate or graduate courses at an accredited institution. Please visit the Student page for details.