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Student Membership

Information and printable application for student membership.

Have questions about becoming a professional?
Wonder how to bridge the gap between the classroom and the office?

Let us offer you a way to bridge the gap...
That bridge is Student Membership in The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have:

How do I join?
You are eligible to join the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants as a Student Member if you are:

  • A full-time freshman, sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate
  • Attending a West Virginia college and/or university
  • A graduate student majoring in accounting
  • A full-time graduate student with an undergraduate degree in accounting pursuing a degree at a recognized college or university in West Virginia
  • An individual working in accounting pursuing an accounting degree.

The special membership status permits students who plan to become CPAs to join their professional society and begin receiving publications and other information on their profession.

How long may I be a student member?
If you are a full time student attending a college or university in the state of West Virginia you are eligible to apply.  Your Student membership may continue for one year following graduation, at which time you may apply for associate membership, or for the duration of graduate school.  Once you have passed the exam, you may apply for regular membership.

Is there a membership fee?
The Student Membership fee is $20.00 for the duration of undergraduate or graduate studies.

What are the benefits to joining?
You'll receive:

  • Eligibility for Outstanding Accounting Student Awards, providing other criteria is met.
  • Eligibility to participate in the Annual Recruiting Fair, providing other criteria is met.
  • $300 State Society member discount from Becker Professional Education.
  • Wiley CPAexcel - Receive a 20% Discount for Student Members.
  • The West Virginia CPA, the Society’s quarterly newsletter.
  • Eligibility for membership in a local chapter of the Society.
  • An opportunity to network with CPAs at chapter and Society functions.
  • Unlimited access to the Society’s website.

 Yes, I want to be part of The West Virginia Society of CPAs!

Click here to complete and return the Student Membership Application. 

Please make note:

  • Effective immediately, the application does NOT have to be signed by a faculty member, therefore may be submitted online.
  • You MUST be attending a college or univserity in the state of West Virginia.