Credentials & Certifications
- Accredited Business Advisor (ABA)
- Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP)
- Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA)
- Accredited Retirement Advisor (ARA)
- Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
40+ Hours of CPE Annually
MSA is an approved Continuing Education Provider by the IRS. MSA offers more than 40 hours of CPE annually during multiple fee-based events and free pop-up courses are available to paid members.
Education is one of the cornerstones of Missouri Society of Accountants’ mission statement. More than 75% of our membership is ACAT credentialed. Our organization not only promotes the continuing education of its mem-bers but it also encourages the members to seek higher level of credentials such as Enrolled Agent or Certified Public Accountant. This page serves as a resource to inform members of the credentials available for accountants and tax preparers, as well as, good sources of education to achieve a higher level of knowledge in the field.
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Annual Filing Season Program
The Annual Filing Season Program aims to recognize the efforts of non-credentialed return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism. Those who choose to participate can meet the requirements by obtaining 18 hours of continuing education, including a six hour federal tax law refresher course with test. The return preparer must also renew their preparer tax identification number (PTIN) for the upcoming year and consent to adhere to the obligations in Circular 230, Subpart B and section 10.51.
A Professional Edge in Tax and Accounting
Start your journey towards earning a professional credential from ACAT today. Earning an ACAT credential gives you a competitive edge while demonstrating proven knowledge and expertise to potential clients and/or employers.View Full ACAT Site