Industry-specific associations can help you research hard-to-find details about the industry you're in and often offer valuable networking opportunities with business owners and industry experts. Check out this growing list of associations.

American Accounting Association (AAA)
AAA promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research, and practice. The group focuses on fostering worldwide excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of accounting knowledge and skills.

American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA)
AICPA provides resources, information, and leadership to help members offer the best services possible.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
NASBA is a forum for the nation's state boards of accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination and license CPAs. Its Web site offers state-specific information on the CPA exam.

National Tax Association (NTA)
NTA brings together government, corporate, academic, and independent tax professionals to debate public finance issues, test new tax theories, and publish impartial research.

Learn more about trade associations for 15 other industries.

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