Requirements & Candidacy

Here are the requirements for professional hours and community service to remain in good standing as a member and help our chapter achieve superior status.

If you are in need of community service hours, BAP International has provided the following link for online service:

Membership Types:


  • Who are Attendees?
    • Anyone interested in hearing from visiting firms and companies about the industries they represent
  • Requirements of being an Attendee:
    • Nothing! You are here to learn more and network
  • Benefits of Attending
    • Networking
  • Education from presentations


  • Who are Candidates?
    • Candidates are all interested in becoming a member of Beta Alpha Psi
  • Requirements to become a Candidate
    • Must pay $90 fee that will be sent to BAP Nationals
    • Must turn in signed Candidacy Form (found on the BAP website)
  • Benefits of being a Candidate:
    • All the Benefits of being an attendee as well as:
    • Being on track to become a member by the next semester
    • Access to the WSU Beta Alpha Psi LinkedIn Group of professionals and alumni


  • Who are Members?
    • Those who have completed Candidate requirements the previous semester and want to become more involved in BAP
  • Requirements to become and remain a Member:
    • Must complete all requirements of becoming a candidate as well as:
    • Must have passed a 300-level accounting, finance or MIS course with a B or better
    • Must pay semesterly dues of $25
    • Must attend eight (8) professional hours of meetings per semester
      • Four (4) of which can be with another business organization, like the FIRE club, or a Carson College presentation
    • Must complete 10 hours of community service per semester
      • Six (6) of these must be with Beta Alpha Psi, and four (4) can be with another organization
  • Benefits of Attending:
    • All the benefits of being a Candidate as well as:
    • Members can list BAP on their resumes
    • Additional opportunities for networking and ability to
    • Graduation with Pin and Stole indicating involvement with BAP


  • Who are Officers?
    • Officers are those with a passion for all that BAP stands for and a dedication to growing the Delta Epsilon Chapter to provide benefit to all Accounting, Finance and MIS majors across the university
  • Requirements of being an Officer
    • Must be a member in good standing (dues paid, hours earned, etc.)
    • Must run for a position and be elected by members
    • Must serve for a full year long term
  • Benefits of becoming an Officer
    • All of the benefits of being a member with additional benefits including:
    • Interaction with professions on a more frequent level
    • Opportunity to improve BAP for others
    • Experience working on a team of peers to improve operations, grow membership, and improve university-wide professionalism


  • Who are Alumni?
    • Any graduated member or candidate of Beta Alpha Psi
  • Requirements of being an Alumnus
    • Must have been an initiated member of the Chapter and be a graduate of the university
  • Benefits of being an Alumnus
    • Connection to the university after graduation
    • Ability to “pay it forward” to the next generation of Cougs!
    • Opportunity to join the WSU Beta Alpha Psi LinkedIn group of other current and future professionals