Do you know who is responsible for initiating the effort to make CPAs licensed professionals, or for awarding over $1 million in scholarships to worthy accounting students each year?How about for providing thousands of continuing professional education seminars and conferences to assist CPAs in maintaining their professional competency, or helping maintain the positive image of the profession through public relations campaigns and community service projects? And for pro-viding opportunities for CPAs to develop leadership skills?

If you answered "state CPA societies" to all of the above, you are correct. And this is only a partial list of the various programs and services that state societies provide to their members, the profession and the public.

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