CPA

A person who holds a valid unrevoked certificate as a CPA issued by a board of accountancy in North Carolina, in another state, a territory of the US, or the District of Columbia.

First-Year Rate: $100.00
CPA License <5 Years Rate: $180.00
CPA License 5-10 Years Rate: $200.00
CPA License >10 Years Rate: $230.00

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Non-Resident

A person who holds a North Carolina certificate but resides outside the state.

Rate: $95.00

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Associate

A person employed (or self-employed) in the field of accounting and is not an active certificate holder, who meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Has applied for and been accepted to take the Uniform CPA Examination, or passed the Uniform CPA Examination but whose certificate is being withheld pending completion of the experience requirements.
  2. Is a professional staff person employed in an accounting capacity.
  3. Is an individual teaching accounting in an accredited NC college, university, or community college.
  4. A former CPA but has opted to let their certificate go inactive with the board of Accountancy in North Carolina, in another state, a territory of the US, or the District of Columbia.
  5. A firm or office administrator who is not an active CPA.

First-Year Rate: $75.00
Rate: $115.00

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Student

A student member classifies as one of the following:

  1. Any person who is currently enrolled in a college or university and is pursuing study in an accounting-related field, including an MBA.
  2. Any Associate or Fellow member who returns to school for the purpose of pursing an advanced degree may elect the student member status for dues billing purposes, but shall retain entitlement to all member benefits and services.
  3. Student membership shall continue until the person no longer meets the qualifications for student membership or until a college graduate is employed, but no longer than one year from his/her graduation date.

Rate: $0.00

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Retired

A person who has changed their certificate status to inactive with the NC State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners, reached the Social Security Administration full retirement age, and does not hold out to the public as a CPA.

Rate: $70.00

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Semi-Retired

A person who is an active certificate holder with the NC State Board of CPA Examiners, reached the Social Security Administration full retirement age, and works less than 20 hours per week or 1,000 hours per year.

Rate: $135.00

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