Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions for the OSCPA? Need further assistance? Contact us at membership@oscpa.com.

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Membership Questions

Where do I get my OSCPA membership card?

 

You can find your membership card on your OSCPA profile, or if you prefer, we can send you a hard copy of your card in the mail. Contact our membership team directly for assistance.

How do I change my password?

 

You can reset your password using the 'forgot your password' function under the login information. If you no longer have access to the email address that was originally associated with your account or are experiencing other issues, contact membership@oscpa.com

Do disabled members receive a discounted membership rate?

 

Yes! To qualify, please either email or mail your disabled status and an OSCPA staff member will be in contact with you. 

I have not been receiving OSCPA emails. What should I do?

 

First, try contacting membership@oscpa.com to make sure your communications preferences have not changed. If your preferences are set up correctly, then check your email spam filter to make sure OSCPA emails are not going to your junk mail folder. 

If I am currently unemployed, but start a new job later in the year, will I need to contact the OSCPA to pay more membership dues?

 

You will want to contact the OSCPA to update your information. However, your membership status will remain the same until the end of the fiscal year (April). You will not have to pay any dues again until the next fiscal year.

Where can I change my membership category (ex: Associate, Fellow, Retired, etc.) on the website?

 

In order to update your membership category, you will need to contact an OSCPA staff member directly. 

If I live in Oklahoma but have a license from another state, then what membership category do I fit into?

 

Your home address will be the factor that qualifies you for in-state or out-of-state membership. If your home address is in Oklahoma, then you are an in-state member.

What percentage of dues is used for lobbying?

 

The nondeductible portion of the dues is 11 percent, which is allocable to lobbying. The Educational Foundation of the OSCPA is a 501(C) (3) organization, and contributions or gifts are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes. To learn more about our PACs, go to https://www.oscpa.com/advocacy/cpa-pac.

What are the requirements to maintain my AICPA-OSCPA Life Insurance?

 

For specific questions about your AICPA policy, contact service@aicpa.org.

How do I set my firm/company up as a 100% VIP Company?

 

To qualify as a 100% VIP, you must have at least two or more CPAs working at your company who are also members of the OSCPA. You can find more information on our 100% VIP page.

What steps do I need to take to add my firm to the CPA Referral Service?

 

Listing your firm in the CPA referral service is easy. You will need to fill out the form on our CPA referral service webpage, and pay the $75 fee to enroll your firm in the program for one year.  

Where can I find more information about my free CPE benefit?

New for 2022: OSCPA members will receive 20 hours of free CPE included in their membership renewal. Learn more here.
 
When is the deadline to pay my dues for the 2022-2023 fiscal year?

 

The OSCPA's 2022-2023 dues payment deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Members who would like to pay early can still do so by going to the my dues page.

 

CPE Questions

Can I pay for my event registration and my colleague's registration?

 

Yes. Please contact cpe@oscpa.com and a staff member will assist you with a payment. If you are a firm administrator, you are able to make payments online on the Firm Administrator Panel

Can I pay for CPE by check?

 

Yes. On the checkout screen, you will see an "add alternate billing information" option. This will allow you to print an invoice and mail a check to the OSCPA office. 
 
My live stream session stopped working. How can I access the information I missed?

 

We apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, sometimes technical errors occur due to circumstances outside of our control. Please contact cpe@oscpa.com so we can assist you as quickly as possible. 

Is the OSCPA an IRS approved CE (CPE) provider?

 

No. The OSCPA is not currently an IRS approved CE (CPE) provider. 

Can a firm administrator download eMaterials for another employee?

 

No. Firm administrators don't have access to other employee's courses. The employee has to sign in to www.oscpa.com to download eMaterials.

I didn't fulfill all of my CPE requirements last year. How do I stay in good standing?

 

Please contact the Oklahoma Accountancy Board (OAB) at (405) 521-2397 to get more information. 

I'm looking for Oklahoma-specific content. What is the OSCPA offering?

 

The OSCPA works to be a leader on relevant issues in Oklahoma, offering courses on both federal and state topics. Many of our courses are presented by local speakers, who will include state-specific information. To find courses you're interested in, visit our Course Catalog

What precautions are the OSCPA taking during the COVID-19 crisis?

 

With all the changes COVID-19 has brought, we understand you may questions and concerns regarding continuing education offered by the Society
 
If you have any questions, please email cpe@oscpa.com.

How do I access online courses (i.e. live streams, virtual events and webcasts)?

 

You will receive an email from the OSCPA with instructions on how to access your course. You can also access the course link by visiting your My CPE page. If you have not received an email one week before your course, please contact cpe@oscpa.com. For more detailed instructions, visit our Virtual CPE Resource Center.
 
Where can I find more information about my free CPE benefit?
 
New for 2022: OSCPA members will receive 20 hours of free CPE included in their membership renewal. Learn more here.
 

 

Student Questions

What steps do I need to take to become a CPA?

 

There are four key steps to take in your journey to become a CPA:
1) Fulfill Education Requirements
2) Submit Qualification Application for Eligibility to the OAB
3) Pass All Four Sections of the CPA Exam
4) Apply for CPA Certificate and Become Certified (After fulfilling your 150 hours of work requirement)

For more information, download the Ultimate Guide to Becoming a CPA!

Are student memberships free?

 

Yes! Thanks to sponsorship from Deloitte all of the OSCPA student memberships are free during the 2021-22 membership year. Join the OSCPA here.
 
What activities can students get involved with as a member of the OSCPA?

 

There are many benefits that student members of the OSCPA can enjoy. However, we do have benefits that are for the purpose of getting students out and active with professional CPAs already in the field. Here are a few:
1) OSCPA Day at the Capitol
2) OSCPA CPA Week of Service
3) OSCPA's Career Development Workshop
4) Student Meetups
5) Mix & Mingles
 
To view more student-specific activities please visit our Future CPAs page

 

Communications Questions

How many issues of the OSCPA’s magazine, CPAFOCUS, are published annually?

 

6—Members will receive a printed or digital copy (based on their preferences) bi-monthly.

When will I receive my issue of the OSCPA newsletter, the Wire?

 

The Wire is emailed weekly, every Thursday morning. If you do not receive your issue, please reach out to communications@oscpa.com so that we can help troubleshoot. 

How do I change my subscription preferences for the OSCPA’s newsletter, the Wire?

 

Members can opt into or out of our newsletter at any time. Email communications@oscpa.com if you would like to make changes to your subscription preferences.

How do I change my subscription preferences for the OSCPA magazine, CPAFOCUS?

 

Members can opt out of a printed copy of our magazine and opt to receive your issue electronically by request. Email communications@oscpa.com or update your profile settings on your online account to change your preferences.

Can members submit articles for publications?

 

Yes! We always encourage members to share their insight and knowledge of the profession through writing. All articles and ideas can be submitted to communications@oscpa.com. After submission, articles are subject to approval by the OSCPA Editorial Board.

How do I share my achievements and accomplishments with other members?

 

We ask members to send their promotions, news, accomplishments and other milestone moments to communications@oscpa.com so that we can publish this information for our members to celebrate. We ask that you include a professional headshot to accompany your news.