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  • Learn at your own pace and your preferred style—via webcasts, on-site or self-study—for an engaging and effective experience.
  • When you're ready to show your competencies, expand your career opportunities, or enter new areas of practice, start by earning an AICPA certificate.


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ADBP

Advanced Defined Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Exam and Learning Program

Advanced Auditing for Employee Benefit Plans contains mock audit case studies and advanced learning exercises related to planning, performing, and evaluating defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plan audits. Once you complete the learning, you will need to take the Advanced Defined Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Exam to earn the certificate's digital badge.

CPE: 17.5 / Level: 3 (Advanced)

ADCP

Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate Exam and Learning Program

Advanced Auditing for Employee Benefit Plans contains mock audit case studies and advanced learning exercises related to planning, performing, and evaluating defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plan audits. Once you complete the learning, you will need to take the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate Exam to earn the certificate's digital badge.

CPE: 17.5 / Level: 3 (Advanced)

AHWP

Advanced Health and Welfare Plans Audit Certificate Exam and Learning Program

Advanced Auditing for Employee Benefit Plans contains mock audit case studies and advanced learning exercises related to planning, performing, and evaluating defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plan audits. Once you complete the learning, you will need to take the Advanced Health and Welfare Plans Audit Certificate Exam to earn the certificate's digital badge.

CPE: 17.5 / Level: 3 (Advanced)

ADUG

Advanced Single Audit Certificate Exam and Learning Program

In Advanced Topics in a Single Audit, you'll gain insight into key issues that may arise in a single audit engagement conducted under the Uniform Guidance, with an emphasis on the advanced topics that require particular attention. Once you complete the learning, you will need to take the Advanced Single Audit Certificate Exam to earn the certificate's digital badge.

CPE: 9 / Level: 3 (Advanced)

DALP-S2

Application of Data Analysis Essentials Certificate

The Application of Data Analysis Essentials Certificate offers hands-on experience regarding how to analyze data and calculate fundamental aspects of your data sets. This certificate program provides the core concepts and definitions of data analytics, which explain the anatomy of data as a medium, and provides fundamental statistical analysis techniques for beginning to glean useful information from data.

CPE: 14 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

BLCF

Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate

With real-world literacy on blockchain and digital assets, you will be equipped with the foundational constructs behind blockchain and crypto assets, structure, and functionality, as you consider the value in implementing this technology into your own organization.

CPE: 12 / Level: 1 (Basic)

COSO-ERMC

COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate

The only COSO-authorized certificate program on the 2017 COSO ERM framework, this new certificate program offers you the unique opportunity to learn the concepts and principles of the updated ERM framework and be prepared to integrate it into your organization's strategy-setting process to drive business performance. Plus, you'll earn up to 13.5 hours of CPE.

CPE: 13.5 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

COSOCERT

COSO Internal Control Certificate

Designing and implementing a quality system of internal control can be challenging. Adapting to rapidly changing business models and emerging technologies require a sound system of internal control-and those who manage them-to be agile.

The COSO Internal Control Certificate will develop your expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring a system of internal control.

CPE: 16.5 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

CSADV

Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate

This authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls within that program. The guide delivers a framework which has been designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.

CPE: 15.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 CSFD

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate

This certificate program will cover several cybersecurity topics to help you gain an understanding of the importance and impact of cybersecurity risks on your organization or client, including an introduction to AICPA's cybersecurity risk management reporting framework.

CPE: 13.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)

CBTF

Cybersecurity Practical Applications Certificate

In your role as an accounting professional, you will likely be involved in assessing and mitigating cybersecurity risk, and determining what will be done in the event of a cybersecurity breach.

CPE: 12 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 DALP-S1

Data Analytics Core Concept Certificate

An essential guide for accounting and finance professionals. Learn core concepts in data analytics and how to conduct and apply data analytics to projects in your organization.

CPE: 8 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 DALP-S3

Data Analytics Modeling Certificate

Expand your ability to work with structured and unstructured data to drive a successful analytics practice.

CPE: 14 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 DALP-S5

Data Visualization Certificate

The Data Visualization Certificate will guide you through every major facet of one of the most important areas of your data practice - data visualization. Building from underlying technology, architecture, and analysis considerations, you will learn how to translate data into meaningful information, visualize the information, and communicate findings and lessons.

CPE: 10 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 FTR2

Finance Transformation: Ignite Change Certificate

The Ignite Change Certificate provides deeper insight into the various objectives and roles within the Finance value chain of the future. It focuses on what changes are required within organizations to adapt to the changing business environment and how new and existing roles will underpin the value chain.

CPE: 11.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 FTR1

Finance Transformation: Manage Disruption Certificate

The Manage Disruption Certificate provides the context to the accelerating evolution of finance in organizations. It focuses on why and how the business environment is changing and how the finance team can prepare for and respond to these changes.

CPE: 7.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 FTR3

Finance Transformation: Transform Skills Certificate

Gain insight into the skills and competencies required in the finance value chain of the future with the Transform Skills Certificate.

CPE: 16 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 FACERT

Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate

The Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate will teach you fundamental techniques used for predictive analytics: regression, classification, clustering, optimization, and simulation. Beginning with basic models for revealing and establishing relationships, you will learn to apply increasingly sophisticated modeling techniques for practical data analysis, as well as commonly encountered problems so you can determine the fit and usefulness for prediction of your models, and apply them to typical business problems.

CPE: 15 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 FACERT

Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Program

The Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate Program provides participants with a solid understanding of financial forensics. Covering the AICPA's entire Body of Knowledge in this topic area, this online CPE self-study program consists of 19 required modules that utilize interactive scenario-based learning, including audio and video animation, to guide you through the concepts.

CPE: 21.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 IFRSCERT

IFRS Certificate Program

This certificate program will teach you how to understand, apply, and explain fundamental concepts and principles of IFRS across a broad range of accounting standards.

CPE: 28.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 EBP

Intermediate Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Exam and Learning Program

Auditing Employee Benefit Plans explores the accounting and auditing requirements unique to employee benefit plans and give you a thorough understanding of requirements and audit procedures related to defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plans to help you more effectively plan and carry out your audit.

CPE: 13 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 INUG

Intermediate Single Audit Certificate Exam and Program

In Applying the Uniform Guidance in Your Single Audits, you'll gain knowledge regarding performing a compliance audit under the Uniform Guidance, including the responsibilities of both the auditee and auditor. Once you complete the learning, you will need to take the Intermediate Single Audit Certificate Exam to earn the certificate's digital badge.

CPE: 10.5 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 NFP-CERT

Not-for-Profit Certificate I Program

This comprehensive on-demand learning experience covers the core concepts of accounting and financial reporting, tax compliance, governance and assurance. This 40-hour interactive CPE program contains real-world examples, case studies, animations and videos to create a flexible, dynamic learning experience.

CPE: 40 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 NFP2-CERT

Not-for-Profit Certificate II Program

After completing this course, you will be able to successfully prepare financial statements, complete the Form 990, build complex budgets, and guide the strategic planning process. You'll also learn how to perform risk assessments, proactively respond to tax compliance issues, measure performance, and work with an organization's governing board to achieve mission success. Plus, experts provide practice tips to help you tailor your methods to address the challenges of nonprofits of all sizes.

CPE: 30 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 PFP-ESTE

Personal Financial Planning Estate Planning Certificate Program and Exam

The Estate Planning Certificate Program is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge of estate planning. Part of the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, the Estate Planning Certificate includes eight courses covering steps in the estate planning life cycle, including gifting strategies, charitable planning, and integrating your clients' estate plans with their tax and financial plans. And, if you are seeking a thorough understanding of estate planning as outlined in the AICPA Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Body of Knowledge, this program is for you!

CPE: 18 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 PFP-INVE

Personal Financial Planning Investment Planning Certificate and Exam

The Investment Planning Certificate Program is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge in investment planning. Part of the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, this certificate program includes eight courses covering steps in the investment planning life cycle, along with a discussion of planning for and funding higher education. And, if you are seeking a thorough understanding of investment planning as outlined in the AICPA Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Body of Knowledge, this program is for you!

CPE: 19.5 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 PFP-RETC

Personal Financial Planning Retirement Planning Certificate and Exam

The Retirement Planning Certificate Program is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge in retirement planning. Part of the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, this certificate program includes six dynamic courses covering critical steps in the retirement planning life cycle, including unique planning for aging and chronically ill clients.

CPE: 20.5 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 PFP-INSE

Personal Financial Planning Risk Management and Insurance Planning Certificate Program and Exam

The Risk Management and Insurance Planning Certificate Program is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge in risk management and insurance planning. Part of the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, this certificate program includes eight dynamic courses covering critical steps in the risk management and insurance planning process from insurance contracts and annuities to deferred compensation and integrating the business with the owner's personal financial plan.

CPE: 20 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 PFP-PROCB

PFP Practical Application Certificate Program

The PFP Practical Application Certificate is earned upon successful completion of the continuing education courses. It is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge of personal financial planning. Part of the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, this certificate program is comprised of five courses, including four case studies, covering the clients' planning life cycle. You will learn to navigate the regulatory environment, understand the PFP standards, use fundamental concepts in a systematic planning process, and utilize your technical knowledge for the benefit of your clients.

CPE: 13 / Level: 2 (Intermediate) 

 RPAFC

Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate

This certificate will focus on robotic process automation benefits and how the use of software robots can enable your business or clients to become more competitive and agile. You will gain an understanding of the risks, opportunities, and organizational impact of automation while learning the decision criteria and key considerations needed to build a business case and run a successful proof-of-concept. You will also understand the steps and governance needed to implement or advise clients on how to implement successfully.

CPE: 16 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 RPASBL

Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders

You will get an overview of RPA, learn how it's transforming businesses and understand how RPA provides a significant competitive advantage. You will also learn key considerations and steps needed to begin building your RPA strategy including, how to address the cultural shift needed to overcome the "fear of robots" and understand the critical role human intelligence plays to ensure a successful strategy.

CPE: 7 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 CSATT

SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate

Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes-whether public or private. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events.

CPE: 14.5 / Level: 2 (Intermediate)

 ITC

U.S. International Tax Certificate

The U.S. International Tax Certificate is a comprehensive learning program that helps global finance and accounting professionals navigate the highly complex world of international taxation. The certificate program is made up of a three-part series to take you from mastering the essential principles and concepts to building and applying your knowledge of complex topics.

CPE: 48.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)

 ITC

U.S. International Tax: Advanced Issues

This comprehensive learning program helps global finance and accounting professionals navigate the highly complex world of international taxation. Developed in partnership with Grant Thornton, this certificate program is valuable to anyone who needs to understand the complexities of international taxation. The U.S. International Tax: Advanced Issues bundle dives deeper into how to handle complex tax issues such as transfer pricing, tax treaties and corporate formations.

CPE: 12 / Level: 1 (Basic)

ITC

U.S. International Tax: Core Concepts

Valuable to anyone who needs to understand the complexities of international taxation, this U.S. International Tax: Core Concepts bundle offers you the opportunity to build a solid foundation in U.S. international taxation. This two-course series covers topics such as distinguishing the differences between various types of global tax systems and certain characteristics of each, entity classifications and different forms of operating a business in a foreign country.

CPE: 9 / Level: 1 (Basic)

ITC

U.S. International Tax: Inbound and Outbound

This is a comprehensive learning program geared to help global finance and accounting professionals navigate the highly complex world of international taxation. Developed in partnership with Grant Thornton, this self-study online certificate program is valuable to anyone who needs to understand the complexities of international taxation. The U.S. International Tax: Inbound and Outbound Transactions bundle offers you the opportunity to build a solid foundation in U.S. international taxation. This five-course series covers topics such as distinguishing the differences between various types of inbound and outbound transactions.

CPE: 27.5 / Level: 1 (Basic)