While members may continue to disagree over whether the American Institute of CPAs should retain the three specialty credentials, the Board of Directors' recommendation to Council to keep all three and work to make them viable is the best decision they could have made.

The Institute has never disputed the fact that it never really put any muscle behind making the Personal Financial Specialist, the Accredited in Business Valuation or the Certified Information Technology Professional marks leaders in the marketplace. If it had, all three might currently have the critical mass and brand in the marketplace that they deserve.

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