Membership Categories and Dues Structure

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants is Connecticut's professional association for CPAs and financial professionals - standing 6,000 members strong. The CTCPA provides advocacy, community, and education for its members, helping them stay ahead of the curves on trends and issues impacting the profession and the state's business climate.

Membership Structure

Where do you fit?

Certified Member: Individuals holding CPA certification.

Certified Member is someone who holds a certificate from the State of Connecticut as a Certified Public Accountant or is a Certified Public Accountant of another state, territory, or possession of the United States (including the District of Columbia) who does not hold a Connecticut certificate. 

Associate (Non-CPA) Member: Select non-CPAs.

An Associate Member is someone who is not a Certified Public Accountant, but who meets one or more of the following categories:

  1. CPA firm employee. A person employed in a professional capacity by an individual or entity qualified in accordance with the law or regulations of a U.S. jurisdiction to perform audit or other attest services, tax, or consulting services is eligible to apply for membership as a CPA firm employee.
  2. Industry/non-CPA employee. A person whose employment may include but is not limited to industry, government, a not-for-profit organization, an educational institution, or a business entity other than a CPA firm or a company described in sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, who works under the supervision of a CPA, and who provides or facilitates accounting services or advice to one’s employer or to the client(s) of one’s employer in any and all matters related to accounting, financial, management, tax, or consulting services, or the recording of financial data or information or the preparation or presentation of financial statements, is eligible to apply for membership as an industry/non-CPA employee.
  3. Academic associate. A member of the faculty of a college or university offering academic credit that qualifies toward meeting the curriculum requirements necessary to take the CPA examination in a U.S. jurisdiction who teaches accounting, auditing, or taxation is eligible to apply for membership as an academic associate.

All Associate Members must be sponsored by at least one Certified or International Member. An Associate Member’s membership shall terminate at the end of the Society’s next fiscal year immediately following such time as the employment relationship or status as a member of the faculty terminates.

Associate Members will not be able to vote on issues requiring the vote of the Society’s membership or serve on the Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, or Audit Committee.

International Member: CPA equivalent from outside the United States.

An International Member is the equivalent of a Certified Public Accountant of any country other than the United States. Any questions of eligibility as an International Member is decided by the Board of Directors in its sole and absolute discretion. International Members have the same rights as Certified Members.

Student Member: A college student taking accounting courses.

Student Member is:

  • A full-time or part-time undergraduate or full-time graduate student (minimum of 12 credits per semester) who is currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, accredited community college, or accredited junior college;
  • Taking accounting courses;
  • A resident of Connecticut or attending college in Connecticut.

Membership dues

How much does CTCPA membership cost?

The following billing codes are based upon your status on March 31, 2021.

The low cost of lobby expenses due to COVID-19 coupled with an estimation that exceeded actual cost in the prior year has resulted in 100% of 2021-2022 dues payments to be deductible for most members as an ordinary and necessary business expense. 

CPA Firm Owner 

Any Connecticut firm owner who is a certified or Associate (Non-CPA) Member engaged in the practice of public accounting.

Dues are: $365. 

CPA 
(Non-Owner) 

Any Certified Member who is: 

(a) An individual employed in any capacity in Connecticut, 

(b) A resident employed outside of Connecticut , or

(c) An equivalent of a CPA from another country. country.

Dues are: $290.

Associate 
(Non-Owner) 

Any Associate (Non-CPA) Member who is:

(a) An individual employed in any capacity in Connecticut or 

(b) A resident employed outside of Connecticut.

Dues are: $290.

Fully Retired 

Any Certified or Associate (Non-CPA) Member fully retired from all employment.

Dues are: $135.

Out-of-State 

Any Certified or Associate (Non-CPA) Member who is a non-resident employed outside of Connecticut.

Dues are: $135.

Student Member

A college student taking accounting courses.

Dues are: FREE!

Life Member 

Any member who has paid dues to the CTCPA for 25 years, has reached his or her 65th birthday, and is fully retired from all employment. Annual verification is required.

Dues are: waived.

50-Year Member

Any member who has paid dues to the CTCPA for 50 years.

Dues are: waived.