Maintaining ACAT Credentials

3 Steps to Maintaining ACAT 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: $80
    •  Two credentials: $125
    •  Three credentials: $155
    •  Four credentials: $185

  • 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 cycles (when CPE must be reported) are: June 30, 2014; June 30, 2017; 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 

  • 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. 

Renew Online

Click here to renew your credentials online

If you are an NSA member and have logged onto the NSA website after September 2011, your log in for your ACAT renewal is the same as your NSA member log in.

  • 1. Click on Activate or Create My Account
  • 2. Enter the email address you provided to ACAT
  • 3. The system will locate your member record, send you an email and you can renew online, as well as, update your user name and password
  • If you have already logged in as an NSA member or ACAT credential holder and created your account, you can log in using the user name and password you saved.