Become a Member

The NJCPA is the only professional organization for New Jersey CPAs providing community, support and professional development to aid them in maintaining their CPA license and staying current on issues impacting New Jersey and the accounting profession.

Categories of Membership

  • Fellow Membership: Open to anyone holding a CPA license from any state.
  • Associate Membership: Open to any chartered accountant or its equivalent in any country other than the United States.
  • CPA Candidate: Open to anyone who has received an undergraduate and/or graduate degree (or its equivalent from a non-U.S. jurisdiction), meets the requirements necessary to take and demonstrates intent to complete the CPA examination; or, anyone who has successfully completed the CPA examination, has not met the education or experience requirements necessary to obtain a CPA certificate/license but demonstrates intent to do so.
  • Student Membership: Open to anyone who is enrolled in an undergraduate or full-time graduate education program that will result in qualification to take the CPA exam.

Annual Dues

Membership in the New Jersey Society of CPAs is renewable annually on June 1. Your first-year dues are prorated based on the date of your membership application, as indicated in the chart below. Members who join between June 1, 2015, and February 28, 2016, will renew their membership on June 1, 2016. Members who join between March 1 and May 31, 2015, will renew on June 1, 2016.

Category of Membership Date of Membership Application
Fellow Member
Licensed 3 years or more
$315 $235 $155 $3151
Fellow Member 
Licensed less than 3 years
$285 $210 $140 $2851
Fellow Member 
Living AND working outside of New Jersey
$158 $115 $80 $1581
Associate Member $158 $115 $80 $1581
CPA Candidate Member $89 $89 $89 $891
Student Member
(one-time fee)
$402 $402 $402 $402
Retired from all employment $89 $89 $89 $891

1 Members who join between March 1 and May 31, 2015, will renew on June 1, 2016.
2 Student Members pay a one-time fee of $40 and do not pay an annual renewal fee until they move up to the CPA Candidate Membership category.