Washington (April 29, 2003) - The American Institute of CPAs’ council revived hope Tuesday that its specialty credentials won’t face the firing squad when members overwhelmingly approved an amended resolution that deleted references to "exit strategies," replacing it with plans to "enhance" all three designations - the Personal Financial Specialist, the Certified Information Technology Professional and the Accredited in Business Valuation.

The original resolution recommended by the National Accreditation Commission and approved by the AICPA’s board of directors, sought permission to investigate "possible exit strategies…to transition" just the PFS and CITP credentials outside the AICPA.

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