Maintaining ACAT Credentials


ACAT Credential Holders Must Meet Three (3) Requirements to Maintain Credentials:

1. Payment of annual renewal fees 

Each year, a renewal fee is due to maintain your credentials. Your renewal fees are due by June 30th each year.

  • One Credential:            $99
  • Two Credentials:          $149
  • Three Credentials:        $189
  • Four Credentials:          $229

2. Compliance with ACAT's mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements

The basic and most important principle for accreditation by ACAT is the commitment to an ongoing program of continuing professional education. Individuals holding an ACAT credential must earn CPE and report credits every three years. For detailed information regarding continuing education requirements, classes and proration: click here.

The end of the next three-year CPE cycle (when CPE must be reported) is: June 30, 2020.

Keep track of your CPE and download the ACAT Continuing Professional Education Diary.  

More information on the purpose and rationale for CPE can be found 

You can earn your required CPE from:

3. Adherence to ACAT's 
Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct.

ACAT has a Code of Ethics all credentialed professionals are required to abide by. Our Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct are among the highest standards of practice in the financial and taxation profession. The Code is a written commentary on the ideals of high professional standards the Accreditation Council expects of every credentialed individual. Compliance with this standard of professional integrity is required of all those with accreditation. 



You can renew your credentials online here.

  • If you are an NSA member, your ACAT login is the same as your NSA log in

  • If you are not an NSA Member, create a new account using the email you provided to ACAT. You will receive an email to renew online and update your login. 
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