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. 

ACAT programs are governed by a Board of Directors that includes practitioners, educators and a public member.
 Meet the 2014-2015 ACAT Board of Directors

Mission Statement

ACAT's Mission is to accredit professionals who have demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethical standards of accounting, taxation, information technology and related financial services in order to maintain the highest level of service to the public; to promote the value, recognition and use of the ACAT credentials; to protect the ability to use the earned credential. 


ACAT Bylaws 

ACAT Code of Ethics 

ACAT Fact Sheet 

ACAT Disciplinary and Complaints Policy

ACAT is affiliated with the National Society of Accountants (NSA), a resource for information about accounting topics and issues. NSA members provide diversified accounting services to small businesses and individuals across the United States. Learn more about NSA by visiting www.nsacct.org or click here to download the NSA Fact Sheet