Professional Development

Our members have the opportunity to get involved in service and leadership development projects to build their skills. Resources like our online news and resource centers for such items as Covid-19 and Diversity & Inclusion will keep you up to date on current issues, informed on technical changes and in touch with developments in the profession. As we continue to grow, we offer many ways for members to get involved at the committee level, in an organizational governance role and as an expert speaker, just to name a few. Our most active members develop their skills, and their contacts, through membership.

Discount and Partner Programs

GWSCPA members get great prices on live CPE seminars, webcasts, conferences, In-house CPE and more. Our Member discount for educational programs is typically at least 30% off non-member prices. As a GWSCPA Member, you will also enjoy member discounts with GWSCPA and VSCPA programs as well. In addition to CPE courses, our members receive discounts with the following partners: CCH Publications, UPS, Fed Ex (managed by PartnerShip®), Becker CPA Exam review, Yaeger CPA Exam Review, Bisk CPA Exam Review, Gleim, Camico Professional Liability Insurance and more. 

Student Membership

Begin developing relationships with your future colleagues and potential employers. Gain valuable insight into the CPA profession and explore areas of interest.  Student members are welcome to join any standing committees, and will find our Young and Emerging Accountants Committee especially valuable. Any high school or college student with an interest in accounting can join the GWSCPA for free. More about student involvement »


Networking opportunities abound at regular society and committee meetings, CPE seminars, workshops, world class conferences and social activities. The Greater Washington Society has an outstanding reputation and holds numerous well attended events annually that put you in contact with the people you need to know. Through our Member Directory, you can stay in touch with old friends and develop new contacts.


We offer relevant and timely CPE in a variety of formats to accommodate the busy schedules of DC professionals in all areas of business, updates, conferences, and computer training. You will earn the CPE you need, hear world class speakers and stay up to date with professional developments. As a member, you will also be able to keep track of your CPE, with our new online CPE Tracker.

Relevant and Useful Sections

Our many sections serve the unique needs of our members, from the Young and Emerging Accountants group to the Government Auditing and Accounting Section. As a Member, either CPA or non-CPA financial professional, you will have the opportunity to fill a leadership role in this society and to join a professional interest area that meets your unique needs and connects you with your peers.

Current Sections:
Employee Benefit Plan Section
Government Accounting & Auditing Section
Government Contracting Section
Nonprofit Section
Tax Section
Women's Leadership Section
Young & Emerging Accountants Section


We currently award at least five annual scholarships, four directly and one via NABA-DC for one of their student members. We have two very special awards each year. The Past President’s Award is presented to a student demonstrating outstanding leadership, while the Sue Marcum Memorial Award recognizes a student who has made significant community contributions.  


The GWSCPA is local and convenient. Our events, activities, and programs to CPAs are right here in our Nation’s Capital and nothing compares with face to face communication. Most of our meetings and CPE takes place near our downtown DC Offices at 1015 15th St. NW | Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, although committees frequently move their meetings around to accommodate their members. 


When members speak with a strong, unified voice, people listen. The Society represents you before the DC City Council, the mayor’s office, DC Office of Tax and Revenue, our congressional delegation, the federal government and the DC Board of Accountancy. We work collaboratively with other state CPA societies to strengthen the profession nationally and internationally.

Employment Resources

Our new website features the ability to post job opportunities and search resumes exclusively for GWSCPA Members. We additionally work to connect members with organizations seeking board members and audit committee members.


The Society offers Find A CPA, our online referral free to all member firms in good standing. We can put potential clients directly in contact with you through this service, which highlights your firm’s services. 


Join intelligent and influential individuals like you that belong to GWSCPA, and let your clients know that you belong to a professional member organization dedicated to integrity and professional excellence.

Membership Type 

CPA Memberships 

      Other Memberships  
FirmPartner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner                  $399.00             Financial Services     $399.00
Firm Staff $299.00     Young Professional * $125.00
Nonprofit $299.00     Student ** FREE
Business & Industry $299.00
Government $125.00        
Academia $125.00        
Retired/Inactive $125.00        
Non-Resident $125.00        

* If you are under 35 or have less than 5 years of experience, you may select this rate for up to 3 consecutive years.  After 3 years, you must select the next appropriate category.  This rate is only available to those who are working, or seeking work, as an accountant.

**If you are enrolled in a full-time graduate or undergraduate accounting degree program, you may select this rate.  

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