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2021 CPI Application

Your Pathway to Professional Membership for Graduating Students

It is your last year of undergraduate or graduate studies or you've recently graduated... So what’s next?

After graduation, Professional Membership is the next level of involvement with NABA. Transitioning from a student member to a professional member is easy and best of all, it’s FREE

NABA’s CPI (College Pipeline Initiative) Program is a student member benefit that allows recent college graduates to continue their membership with NABA as they transition from student to professional membership. The CPI program provides recent graduates with a twelve month complimentary professional membership and provide them with the opportunity to receive professional guidance from a local chapter mentor in the finance and/or accounting profession. In addition, CPI participants will be eligible to vote during National Elections which will give them an opportunity to directly influence the direction of the Association.

Professional membership offers an abundant array of educational, networking, and service opportunities. NABA advances its members’ interests at each level of the career cycle, from aspiring students to seasoned industry leaders and executives. The NABA network extends to accounting, consulting, finance, tax, information technology, and more. 

Benefits of the College Pipeline Initiative
  • Complimentary professional membership for the first year following graduation
  • Professional development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Job placement opportunities
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits
  • Technical training
  • Apply within one year of having graduated from undergraduate or graduate studies
  • Be a current active NABA member within the year of enrollment
  • Provide a copy of degree or transcript
To apply for the College Pipeline Initiative, fill out the below application. Please note that once you've entered the CPI Program, you are no longer eligible to return to student membership. Your Professional Membership is complimentary for one year only. Following your first year, you'll continue your membership at the Professional Member rate for the year of renewal. Please send all questions and inquiries regarding the CPI Program to
1. Contact Information *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
2. Did you graduate from undergraduate or graduate studies within the last 12 months? *This question is required.
This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
5. Are you a current active student member of NABA? *This question is required.
This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
11. Upload a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) -OR- a copy of your degree: *This question is required.