New York (Oct. 3, 2003) -- In a surprising endorsement for the trio of AICPA specialty credentials, the board of the American Institute of CPAs has recommended to the Governing Council that the institute retain the Personal Financial Specialist, the Certified Information Technology Professional and the Accredited in Business Valuation designations.

The board has also petitioned Council to boost its incremental funding toward the designations, with the PFS credential receiving $4.6 million in excess of revenues through 2006, and the CITP receive $5.6 million through 2008, while $5.75 million would be earmarked for the ABV though 2008.

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