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LCPA is dedicated to providing the best in professional education, networking opportunities, and resources to help all members make sense of a changing and complex world. Whether just starting out or approaching retirement, we're here to help you along every step of your evolving career.

LCPA's membership year runs May 1 through April 30.* 

CPA Members

Includes current CPA Active (licensed), Inactive CPA, or Retired CPA with a valid CPA certificate (in good standing with the State Board). Your membership category is based on your current position or the type of industry in which you work.

Public Accounting – Sole Practitioner$275
Public Accounting – CPA Firm Partner, Shareholder, Attorney, LLC Member$275
Public Accounting – Manager, Staff$260
Public Accounting – CPA Firm Administrator$260
Industry – Business Owner, Partner, Shareholder, Attorney, LLC Member$275
Industry – Management (CEO, CFO, CAO, Controller, Manager, DeptHead) $260
Industry – Staff $230
Education – Dean, Professor, Instructor$260
Out of State (resides outside of Louisiana)$170
Family/Employment Leave (subject to approval)
Members on family or employment leave from their professional position in excess of six months may qualify for reduced dues of $185 until the member resumes active status. This option is subject to approval and annual renewal.
Retired (full-time from active status)
A member must be retired full-time from active status in any profession or business, whether or not related to an accounting function. The reduction in dues shall cease when the member resumes active full-time or part-time status.
*Annual dues are payable June 30. After June 30, all member benefits, including CPE discounts, will be unavailable until dues are paid, and a $30 late fee will apply. Dues paid after August 31 are subject to a $50 late fee. Membership will be terminated if not paid in full by November 1. 


LCPA also offers affiliate categories for future CPAs. Affiliates do not have voting rights but do qualify for other benefits such as discounted CPE and CPA Exam Prep discounts. If you already qualify for a CPA license, please apply for the LCPA membership type above that aligns with your status.

Exam Candidates
Individuals who have graduated from college and are studying/sitting for Uniform CPA Exam, or have passed the Uniform CPA Exam and are working toward meeting the experience requirement for licensure; subject to renewal
Enrolled in a Louisiana college working toward the 150-hour requirement to become a CPA; this is a dual membership in LCPA and the American Institute of CPAs; subject to renewal

Does your employer pay for your membership?

Many do! If you're not sure whether your firm/company has already arranged to pay for your membership, please check with your administrator or contact Diedra Allen to avoid duplicate payments. If you think your employer may need a little convincing, check out this sample message you can personalize and share — Why Support My LCPA Membership.

Tax Information for Your Dues

While your dues payment is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution, it may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses or under other provisions of the IRS Code, subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. LCPA estimates the non-deductible portion of your 2024-25 dues allocable to lobbying is 10%.

Simplified Billing

LCPA’s annual Simplified Billing lets you receive one invoice and make one payment for all your staff’s membership renewals. If your firm/company wants to enroll in simplified billing, contact Diedra Allen, 504.904.1131.