About Us

The American Institute of Certified Tax Planners is an independent, not-for-profit corporation which trains and certifies tax professionals in the philosophy of proactive tax planning. The organization, which administers the Certified Tax Coach, Certified Tax Planner and Certified Tax Strategist designations, upholds a strict Code of Ethics to ensure the highest standards of integrity and excellence among its members. The organization also offers a network of resources, ongoing education, and joint venture opportunities to its members. Founded in 2009 in Cincinnati, OH, AICTP is the premier organization for helping business owners and investors keep more of what they earn.

The AICTP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Continuing Professional Education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

AICTP’s Vision, Mission & Values


To affirm tax planning as a central discipline in financial services.


We help trusted advisors develop their expertise and realize their value to build a thriving business that:

  • Develops Strong Teams
  • Improves Our Communities
  • Energizes Our Economy


  • Integrity: Maintain the integrity of the designation by emphasizing the power of ProActive Tax Planning within the bounds of the law.
  • Inspiration: Inspire our members to realize their dreams by building the practice they’ve always wanted.
  • Accountability: Hold members accountable to themselves and their clients.
  • Education: To educate our members and their clients.

About the Certified Tax Coach Designation

The Certified Tax Coach (CTC) designation denotes financial expertise, tax planning excellence, and outstanding customer satisfaction. All Certified Tax Coaches attend an intensive, three-day proprietary training academy, and are required to attend 24 additional hours each year of continuing professional education in proactive tax planning. Attendees become well versed in high-impact tax planning strategies, and are offered additional continuing education courses to expand their specialized knowledge. Professionals with the Certified Tax Coach designation know how to save their clients thousands of dollars that would otherwise be wasted on unnecessary taxes.

There are fewer than 800 skilled professionals in 50 states who have achieved this specialized designation.

About Certified Tax Planners and Certified Tax Strategists
Certified Tax Planners (CTP) and Certified Tax Strategists (CTS) are tax professionals with advanced experience in proactive tax planning, who specialize in finding deductions, credits, loopholes, and strategies to help their clients pay less tax. Their additional time and experience is reflected in their advanced designations.

About Dominique Molina, CPA, MST, CTS

Dominique is an accomplished keynote speaker, teacher, best-selling author, and mentor to tax professionals across the United States. She frequently appears in print, television, and radio programs, including CNN Money, and was named one of the 40 Most Influential Accountants by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine.

Dominique is the co-founder and President of the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners. She trains and certifies CPAs according to her own high standards for advisory excellence and tax reduction goals. In 2009, Dominique began to create an elite network of tax professionals including CPAs, EAs, attorneys and financial service providers who are trained to help their clients proactively plan and implement tax strategies that can rescue thousands of dollars in wasted tax. AICTP’s growing network of tax professionals successfully reaches over 300,000 entrepreneurial businesses throughout the country with Dominique having licensed over 800 tax planners, both nationally and internationally.

Prior to founding the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners, Dominique successfully established her own practice, a San Diego-based, full-service tax, accounting and business consulting firm, serving hundreds of business owners and investors across the country.
Preceding this, Dominique assisted a variety of clients for the largest independently owned
CPA firm in San Diego.

Master of Laws – LLM, Tax Laws, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, San Diego State University