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To provide guidance to members not in public practice on the use of the CPA designation, the Professional Ethics Executive Committee proposes, subject to member comment, to issue Ruling 66 under ET section 191 of the AICPA Code of Professional Ethics. Ruling 66 provides that the use of the CPA designation by a member who is not in public practice in a manner to imply that the member is independent of the employer will be considered a knowing misrepresentation of fact.
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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Professional Ethics Executive Committee, "Proposed ruling no. 66 under ET section 191 : use of CPA designation by member not in public practice ;Use of CPA designation by member not in public practice" (1986). Statements of Position. 490.