New York — (May 11, 2004) An effort to enlist more CPAs to qualify for the Certified Information Technology Professional credential from the American Institute of CPAs drew more than 100 applications at the recent Tech 2004 conference in Las Vegas.

“We are very pleased with that response,” says Mike Dickson, chair of the CITP Credential Committee. There are about 570 CPAs holding the credential. Dickson continued, “Our goal is to process those quickly. After evaluating their qualifications, we hope to add them to the community.”

CPAs attending the conference were able to waive the $400 CITP application fee. The promotion is part of an effort to increase the number of credential holders to 1,700 by next year. That goal was established last year after the AICPA voted to retain three specialized credentials. Dickson’s committee was appointed as part of that process. The Personal Financial Specialist and the Accredited Business Valuation are the other two credentials.

The committee has also created a new discussion area for CITPers on the AICPA’s Web site at This site is replacing the CITPTalk discussion group started by Susan Bradley, a California CPA who has been one of the most vocal promoters of the credential.

CITPTalk was hosted by YahooGroups.

 — Robert W. Scott

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