There are a few levels of membership available to you:
- A Certified Public Accountant under the laws of Massachusetts; or
- A Certified Public Accountant under the laws of another state in the United States.
- Any person not qualified to be a Fellow who (i) is in the employ of or supervised by a Fellow, or (ii) owns an equity interest in an entity practicing public accountancy whose other partners, shareholders and/or members include a Fellow;
- A teacher or professor regularly engaged in the teaching of accounting as a faculty member of a degree granting institution located in Massachusetts;
- An employee of a federal, state or local governmental unit in Massachusetts engaged in accounting, auditing or taxation;
- An individual regularly engaged as a Corporate Finance Professional at an organization, subsidiary of an organization or location of an organization that is within Massachusetts;
- Any person who has passed the Uniform CPA Examination; or
- A person, in good standing, who holds a valid professional certification in an accounting or finance-related profession in a foreign country.
High School Student Membership
Any high school junior or senior considering accounting as a future profession.
College Student/CPA Candidate Membership
- Any Accounting/Business undergraduate or graduate student
- attending a college or university in Massachusetts;
- or, attending a college or university out-of-state with a permanent address in Massachusetts.
- Any resident of Massachusetts who does not meet the Associate category of membership who
- will apply or is enrolled in a CPA exam review course offering a discount to Society members;
- has applied or is sitting for the CPA exam.
Student Membership will expire once you become eligible for an Associate or Fellow Membership by passing the CPA exam or working in the accounting profession. To comply with Society bylaws and to avoid misrepresentation, you must always refer to yourself as a "Student" member of the MSCPA until you become an Associate or Fellow member.