Thee AICPA just announced that its members who are CPAs holding the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential are now automatically eligible to receive the Certified Information Technology professional designation. The CITP is one of three special designations offered by the AICPA. The other two are ABV in valuation and PFS in financial planning.

The announcement is part of continuing initiatives to get the numbers up for the three designations. A couple of years ago when the AICPA was thinking and talking about killing the designations, the AICPA Council stymied those efforts. A resolution was passed that set individual benchmarks for the designations that if met would ensure their future survival.

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