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Students can join CalCPA for FREE and utilize specific member resources, all intended to help launch a CPA career.

As a CalCPA student member you'll have access to:

Student Events

The goal of every CalCPA event specifically tailored to students is to serve the needs of you and others like you who are pursuing an education in accounting or another financial focus. Whether it be at the local chapter level, in a regional setting or as a statewide virtual offering, these events will provide you the tools to be your absolute best while in school, as you progress toward graduation and to better prepare you for life after college. CalCPA events and resources ensure all students within California achieve at the highest-level and makes certain they set the gold standard as the next generation of professionals. CalCPA stands ready to help you on your journey for whatever’s next.

2022 AICPA Fall Council Open

Accounting and finance professionals continue to help people, businesses and communities rise, adapt and thrive in a dynamic and disruptive world.

CPA Exam Preparation Course Discounts for CalCPA Members

As a member of CalCPA, take advantage of special discounts on select CPA exam preparation courses today!


Complete Pro Becker CPA Exam Review Program for CalCPA members for $2,793.

Gleim Exam Prep

Gleim Exam Review
CalCPA Student Members receive a minimum of 20% off all Gleim Exam Prep programs.

MDS CPA Review

MDS CPA Review
MDS CPA Review offers both ongoing and special discounts.

Ongoing Discount: As a member of the California Society of CPAs, you can purchase our full program at a discount of 40% off the standard price.*

Ongoing Discount: We also have 2 programs designed for college/university students.

Extended Access: While in school, you can purchase your MDS course now to get a head start on studying. We will give you access to the program for the remainder of your time in school plus 2 years after graduation. This includes free updates to the materials.

Student Ambassador: During your junior or senior year, if you encourage other students to try MDS using a given discount code, when a 4-part review course is purchased using that code, you’ll be given free, 2-year access to the full 4-part review course yourself.

Special Discount: Check this link for current special discounts:

*Note: Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or with our financing plan, and they are not available for purchase of either single parts or the subscription plan.

Ninja CPA Review

One free month of NINJA CPA Review. Must show proof of CalCPA membership.

UWorld | Roger CPA Review

UWorld Roger CPA Review
50% off our Elite Course with the code: HA21


50% Discount on all test prep programs:

How Firms Can Contribute to the CPA Pipeline
Public accounting firms can be at the forefront of a critical initiative to both ensure a robust CPA pipeline and reach underrepresented student populations.

CalCPA is expanding the From Community College to CPA program this fiscal year. The program has a need for firms of all sizes to participate as guest speakers on various career topics and in tabling at events on school campuses. Speakers with a community college background are especially wanted.

Contact David Lo, Senior Manager of DE&I, pipeline, and engagement today for more information or to express interest in the From Community College to CPA program.

Video Resources for Students and CPA Candidates

CPA Evolution is Coming

The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

New Model for CPA Licensure; Expected to Launch in 2024

NASBA and the AICPA carefully reviewed all of the feedback received, studied other professions’ licensure models and considered multiple options for updates to the licensure model before developing the below approach, which we expect to launch in 2024. We believe this approach is responsive to stakeholder input and propels the profession into the future.

The new model is a core + disciplines licensure model. The model starts with a deep and strong core in accounting, auditing, tax and technology that all candidates would be required to complete. Then, each candidate would choose a discipline in which to demonstrate deeper skills and knowledge. Regardless of chosen discipline, this model leads to full CPA licensure, with rights and privileges consistent with any other CPA. A discipline selected for testing would not mean the CPA is limited to that practice area.

This model:

  • Will enhance public protection by producing candidates who have the deep knowledge necessary to perform high-quality work, meeting the needs of organizations, firms and the public.
  • Is responsive to feedback, as it builds accounting, auditing, tax and technology knowledge requirements into a robust common core.
  • Reflects the realities of practice, requiring deeper proven knowledge in one of three disciplines that are pillars of the profession.
  • Is adaptive and flexible, helping to future-proof the CPA as the profession continues to evolve.
  • Results in one CPA license.

Learn more:
For more information about the proposed model and why our two organizations believe it is the best approach for CPA licensure, visit

Student’s Guide to Getting Through COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages college students are suddenly thrust into uncharted and choppy waters. Many are forced to rethink basic needs all while balancing their educational commitments and the potential financial fallout posed by an uncertain economic future once they graduate. Here are some resources to help students through these perilous times:

Transfer Your Way to CPA:
The Essential Guide to Transferring
to a Four-Year Accounting Program

Community college is a great starting point for many students. Now that you’ve decided to pursue accounting (and potentially become a CPA), transferring to a four-year college or university will be your next step. This guide can help you through the process by keeping you on track and ensuring you’re taking all the right steps to make it happen.

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