ISACA And AICPA Ink Agreement Offering CITP Credential To CPAs With CISA

NEW YORK (January 19, 2006) – CPAs holding the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential from ISACA are now automatically eligible to receive the Certified Information Technology Professional (CPA.CITP) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants if they are Institute members, according to an agreement between the two organizations.

“ISACA and the AICPA have enjoyed a strong working relationship for years,” said Kent Anderson, CISA, CPA, member of ISACA’s CISA Certification Board. “We appreciate the benefits the Institute offers its CITP credential holders, and we’d like our CPA/CISA members to have access to those benefits.”

“CPAs who hold the CISA designation have clearly demonstrated not only their knowledge of accounting and general business systems, but also their commitment to information technology as a CPA practice discipline,” said Gregory LaFollette, CPA.CITP, Chair of the AICPA’s CITP Credential Committee. “Moreover, ISACA is highly respected in the CPA community.”

With the CITP credential, CPA/CISA practitioners will have a complementary set of credentials that will demonstrate to employers and clients both their business technology orientation and in-depth knowledge of systems, controls and security. As CITP credential holders, they will receive premium benefits, including discounts on AICPA information-technology conferences, Webcasts and publications. They also will receive a CITP marketing toolkit and five monthly e-newsletters and bulletins focused on the impact that technology has on business.

business and industry, public practice, government, and education; student affiliates; and international associates. It sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies; federal, state and local governments; and non-profit organizations. It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.

ISACA (www.isaca.org) is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance, with more than 50,000 members in more than 140 countries. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal and develops international information systems auditing and control standards. In addition to the globally respected CISA designation, ISACA also administers the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation, a groundbreaking credential earned by 5,500 professionals in its first three years.

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