Membership Dues FAQs

Your membership is important, and we thank you for supporting OSCPA's efforts to advance the accounting profession in Oregon.  
 

2019-20 OSCPA Membership Dues

Regular Members

Affiliate Members

A. Active Members – $385
Members in public practice, who live or work in Oregon, have ownership in a public accounting firm, and whose original CPA certificate is dated more than six years prior to the start of the fiscal year. 

A. Associate Members – $205
Any member who (a) has passed the Uniform CPA Examination within the last eight years but has not qualified in other respects to receive the certificate, or (b) holds a certificate as a certified public accountant from any state, but resides and works outside of Oregon. Associate members who do not live and work in Oregon, but are either licensed in Oregon or doing business in Oregon, may change their status to Active by submitting a request to the Society. 

B. Active Members – $315
Members who are employed in industry, education, and government. Also Active members in public accounting who do not meet the criteria listed in category A and do not qualify for Affiliate membership or another type of membership.

B. Temporarily Left Work Force – $80
Members who are (a) unemployed, or (b) are in active military service, or (c) are full-time students; and are Active members at the time of the original request, may apply for Temporarily Left Work Force membership on an annual basis by submitting a written request to the Society for the fiscal year for which the request is made.

C. Retired Members – $80
Any Active Member who has reached full retirement age as determined by the Social Security Administration, and (a) is fully retired from employment or, (b) if employed as a business professional, works less than an average of twenty hours per week, calculated on an annual basis, may change their status to Retired Member, to be effective at the start of the Society’s next fiscal year, by submitting a request to the Society.

C. CPA Candidate Members – $75
Members who have graduated from a college or university and are pursuing successful completion of the Uniform CPA Examination within seven years of graduation, may apply to the Society for membership. CPA Candidate Members shall annually affirm membership eligibility.

D. Life Members – $0
Members may apply for Life Member status when they have (a) been an Active or Associate Member of the Society continuously for a period of 40 years, (b) served for at least one year as a Chair or Vice Chair of a committee, as an Officer of a Chapter, or as a member of the OSCPA Board of Directors and (c) reached full retirement age as determined by the Social Security Administration to be effective at the start of the Society’s next fiscal year.

D. Student Members (Oct. 1–Sept. 30) – $25
Members who are not eligible for CPA Candidate, Associate, Active or Temporarily Left Work Force status and who are a part-time or full-time student, with an emphasis in accounting or related business field, at a college or university. 

When do I need to renew my OSCPA membership?

OSCPA dues are payable by April 1, or you can make semi-annual installments (April 1 and October 1). Timely payment means you won't miss any publications, CPE discounts or use of member services and benefits. Prompt payment also saves your professional association the cost of additional mailings. An automatic payment option is now available to take the worry out of membership renewals. 

Are my dues tax deductible?

OSCPA dues may be deductible as a business expense; they are not deductible as a charitable contribution. The OSCPA estimates 11.7% of annual dues is not deductible as a business expense because of the OSCPA's advocacy activities on behalf of members.

What form of payment does the OSCPA accept?

You can renew with a personal check, business check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

Can I set up auto-pay for my annual dues?

Yes! New automatic payment options make membership renewal seamless and easy. In addition, you can schedule annual or monthly contributions to The OSCPA Educational Foundation General Fund and the OCPA/Legislative Action Committee. To set up your recurring payment credit card profile, contact the Finance department at 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470, ext. 7.

What's the fastest way to renew my membership?

Not ready to commit to auto-renewal options? The next most efficient payment option is to renew online. At the login prompt, you will be asked for your email address and password. Forgot your password? Reset your login information here.

The dues category on my invoice is incorrect. Can I change it myself and mail in the adjusted amount?

So that we can serve you best, please email membership@orcpa.org or call us at 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470, ext. 4, to adjust your dues category.

I'm retiring, can I pay a reduced membership?

The OSCPA has a retired status for active members who have reached full retirement age set by Social Security Administration and working less than an average of 20 hours per week during a calendar year. Active members at the time of the request may call or email the Society to request retired membership status.

I am currently not working. What alternative membership opportunities are available?

OSCPA members who are (a) unemployed, (b) are in active military service, or (c) are full-time students; and are Active members at the time of request, may apply annually for Temporarily Left Work Force membership by submitting a written request to the Society.

What are my membership benefits?

As a member you have access to valuable benefits, including Bridge™, your online professional collaboration community; discount programs; insurance programs; networking events; CPE savings; and more. Learn more about your membership benefits here.

What are the special CPE offers available to me when I renew my membership?

Take advantage of this year's members-only special dues renewal offer to get the CPE you need and savings you want when you renew your membership with OSCPA.

Are there benefits I receive by being both an OSCPA and AICPA member?

  • Life Insurance: If you belong to both the OSCPA and AICPA and are under age 55, up to $2.5 million in coverage is available. If you're only an AICPA member, you may apply for up to $2 million. OSCPA members who do not belong to AICPA may request up to $500,000.
  • CGMA Designation: OSCPA members who are qualified AICPA voting members receive a $50 discount off the designation. 

Am I listed in a Member Directory?

Yes, unless you choose not to be. Your information is listed in the searchable OSCPA Online Member Directory on Bridge™. OSCPA members have the option to include their email addresses in the directory. This is an "opt-in" directory option: We will only include your email address if you tell us to do so. Please review your OSCPA profile and provide any updates, let us know if you wish to display your email in the membership directory, and add your LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook social media accounts to display these in the directory. 

Updating your OSCPA profile is easy. Make sure you are logged in, using your email address and password. Then navigate to My Profile and make your changes.

Of course, you can always call us to update your information. We are here to assist you at 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470, ext. 4. Staff will be happy to update your membership profile with your changes and add your email address to the OSCPA Online Member Directory. In early May, a PDF version of the directory will be available upon request.

How are my dues used?

Membership dues provide the highest quality benefits and services possible, including but not limited to: 

  • Advocacy: OSCPA members are seen as go-to experts by legislators. In fact, members (such as those on the OSCPA Taxation and Legislative Policy Strategic Committees) put in hours of work reviewing bills and testifying in Salem. The OSCPA even provides an Oregon Legislators' Tax Guide to state legislators to help them navigate filing their own taxes. These volunteer efforts are a great benefit to the citizens of Oregon. Here's more on the OSCPA's advocacy efforts.
  • Member-to-Member Networking: Strategic and Project Committee volunteer opportunities advance your knowledge while expanding your circle of professional contacts. The OSCPA has seven active Chapters across the state that provide local networking opportunities with other members. Connect with your peers via OSCPA's online community, Bridge™. Post on industry hot topics, ask questions, share resources and start communicating. In addition, members can join any of three social media groups, be it LinkedInFacebook, or Twitter. It's another way to connect and to stay on top of news about the profession, jobs recently listed in Career Center, and more.
  • Information Resources: OSCPA offers timely updates on accounting issues provided to you via The Oregon Certified Public Accountant™, your bi-monthly, four-color magazine; a state-of-the-art website that keeps you connected and in the know on the latest happenings in the profession; and weekly targeted enewsletters (including eFlash, Business News, CPE Connection, and The Zone).
  • Quality Continuing Professional Education: From on-site to self-study, online CPE, seminars and conferences, quality CPE is available in the format that is most convenient to you. Ethics courses are available in a variety of formats to fulfill your licensure requirements. Preferred member pricing is available for all CPE events. In addition, the OSCPA provides an online CPE Tracker so you can see how many credit hours you have and find courses you need.
  • Preferred Savings Programs: OSCPA provides discounts on business services, and Firm Members get access to exclusive pricing for insurance programs. Members also receive discounts on print and online classifieds, as well as job postings on the OSCPA website.

How are contributions to the OCPA/Legislative Action Committee (OCPA/LAC) used?

Voluntary contributions to the Oregon CPA/Legislative Action Committee enable us to personally visit with lawmakers to advocate for the profession.

How are contributions to The OSCPA Educational Foundation used?

The OSCPA Educational Foundation was founded in 1985 and has been providing talented Oregon college accounting students with educational scholarships ever since. By contributing to the foundation, you are helping students achieve their educational goals and secure a pipeline of CPA candidates in Oregon. 

At this time, I no longer wish to remain a member. Do I need to notify the OSCPA?

Yes. To resign your membership in good standing, you must notify the OSCPA in writing (email, fax, or letter). By taking this step, you will be able to rejoin the OSCPA at any time without paying an application fee. Failure to submit resignation in writing will result in Termination for non-payment of dues*. You may send a resignation email to membership@orcpa.org

*OSCPA Bylaws, Article XI, Section 5A: A former member wishing reinstatement who has been terminated from the rolls of membership for two or more years for nonpayment of sums due the Society shall make a regular application for membership, accompanied by payment of the scheduled application fee. For less than two years, the former member shall make a regular application for membership, accompanied by payment of past sums owing, accompanied by payment of the scheduled application fee.

What if I have more questions?

If we have not answered your questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470, ext. 4, or membership@orcpa.org.