CPE Self-Study
XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program
Online: 35.0
This comprehensive new online training program from the AICPA and XBRL US provides the tools and strategies you need to create high-quality XBRL financials. You’ll gain the complete XBRL proficiency you need to stay compliant with SEC rules and avoid liability issues.

Group Training

Purchasing multiple enrollments for your organization? Discounts are available for five or more people.

Contact a representative by completing a brief Online Form or calling 800.634.6780 (option 1) for information on a discounted rate.

XBRL US Members: $1,495.00* Please contact certificate@xbrl.us for information on the discounted rate.

CPE On-Demand
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Learning Objectives

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of XBRL to produce the highest quality XBRL formatted financials
  • Learn how to accurately apply the tags from the US GAAP Taxonomy to financial statements which also may include the creation of custom, company-specific items for which elements don't already exist
  • Develop a greater understanding of the implications of the SEC's rules to determine an appropriate course of action for responding to the SEC's mandate

As users of financial information increasingly rely on structured financial data, it is important that the eXtensible Business Reporting Language or XBRL financials statements are prepared accurately and consistently. Many errors found in current XBRL filings result from misunderstanding the SEC tagging rules or how to use the U.S. GAAP Taxonomy.

This comprehensive online certificate program from the AICPA and XBRL US provides the XBRL proficiency you need to quickly and efficiently create high-quality XBRL financials. Get up to speed today!

The XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program will help you:

  • Understand XBRL and the U.S. GAAP Taxonomy
  • Review and validate XBRL documents
  • Create the extension taxonomy and build the instance document
  • Transition to a new release of the taxonomy
  • Use the SEC Edgar Filer Manual
  • Learn how to perform detailed footnote tagging in 20+ categories, including pensions, debt, acquisitions, leases, fair value measures, tax and more.

What's Included?

Upon successful completion of the 10 Fundamental, three Statement and 13 Footnote Tagging courses in the curriculum, you will earn a Certificate of Educational Achievement, which will be emailed to you within 10 business days of completing of the required courses. The three Optional Footnote Tagging courses are not required to earn the Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Fundamental Courses

  • Fundamental XBRL
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Understanding XBRL, Part 1
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Understanding XBRL, Part 2
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Understanding XBRL, Part 3
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Understanding the US GAAP Taxonomy
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Creating the Extension Taxonomy
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Transitioning to a New Release of the Taxonomy
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Using the SEC Edgar Filer Manual, Part 1
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Using the SEC Edgar Filer Manual, Part 2
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Building the Instance Document
    • XBRL Fundamentals: Reviewing and Validating an XBRL Document, SEC Submission

IMPORTANT: The XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program is not a professional credential or license. There is no ongoing education requirement.

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CPE credits
: 35.0
NASBA Field of Study
Basic understanding of U.S. GAAP financial reporting standards
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
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