CPAs holding the Certified Information Systems Auditor credential from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association are now automatically eligible to receive the Certified Information Technology Professional designation from the American Institute of CPAs, if they are members of the institute.With the CITP credential, CPA/CISA practitioners will have a complementary set of professional credentials that will demonstrate to employers and clients both their business technology orientation and in-depth knowledge of systems, controls and security.

Additional information may be found at http://infotech.aicpa.org/memberships/cpa.cisa+application.htm.

The AICPA launched the CITP designation in 2001 exclusively for CPAs who practice in information technology, basing the credential on a broad body of knowledge. ISACA created the CISA designation in 1978 to recognize in-depth knowledge of controls, audits and security.

More than 44,000 professionals have earned the designation since its inception. Currently, 3,300 CPAs hold the CISA designation and more than 700 hold the CITP.

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