Register for the Summer ACAT Exams

ACAT credentials are a sign to both colleagues and potential clients, that a holder has met the educational, ethical, and experience, requirements necessary to maintain this prestigious designation.

Exams for the ABA Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor® (ABA); Accredited Tax Advisor® (ATA); Accredited Retirement Advisor® (ARA); and Accredited Tax Preparer® (ATP); are offered twice each year. Accountants and tax professionals who wish to take these exams during the Spring exam window must register before June 30, 2019. Exams will be held from June 1-July 15,2019 at Castle Testing Centers across the country.

The registration fees for the 2019 ACAT exams are:

ABA Full Examination (Part 1 and Part 2): $400
ABA Partial Examination (Part 1 or Part 2): $250
ATA Examination: $250
ATP Examination: $250
ARA Examination: $250

To register for an ACAT exam, visit:

Proctored ACAT exams will be offered at the NSA’s 74th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC, this August. Accounting professionals who are unable to schedule an opportunity to sit for the exam of their choice may register to take it in person in Charlotte.

To register to take an exam at the Annual Meeting, visit:

For more information about the exams and requirements, visit: The NSA produces self-study materials to help candidates prepare for the ACAT exams. For more information, visit:

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About ACAT

The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation® (ACAT) was established in 1973 as a non-profit independent testing, accrediting and monitoring organization. The Council seeks to identify professionals in independent practice who specialize in providing financial, accounting and taxation services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses. Professionals receive accreditation through examination and maintain their accreditation through commitment to a significant program of continuing professional education and adherence to the Council’s Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct.

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