Professional Certificate Programs
Add new dimensions to your critical professional skills
Demonstrate competency, expand your career opportunities or enter new areas of practice by earning certificates created by the AICPA. Developed by leading subject matter experts in the profession, successful completion of any program will allow you to set yourself apart from your competitors and peers and be recognized as a valuable asset to your firm or organization.
Why Professional Certificates from AICPA?


ADVANCEMENT
Master critical professional skills, build credibility, demonstrate dedication and professional commitment and highlight your accomplishments with digital badges from the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession.


FLEXIBILITY
Learn and earn at your own pace. Various formats including online and in-person learning and exams (where applicable), allow you to learn and earn on your own schedule.


INNOVATIVE LEARNING
Top-quality content, combined with award-winning scenario-based design, offers a practical hands-on approach to learning for the certificate programs that have advance preparation options.
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Personal Financial Planning Certificates

The Personal Financial Planning Certificate Programs are a series of certificates covering the core areas of PFP, including retirement, estate, risk management/insurance and investment planning, as well as practical application of knowledge. Each certificate program is a combination of education plus a certificate exam that provides the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and demonstrate your competence in that specific core discipline.

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Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate

Cybersecurity threats are escalating resulting in increased pressure for organizations to demonstrate that they have effective controls in place to detect, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks. Learn how you can help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs.

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SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate

This certificate will enable you to perform SOC for Cybersecurity attestation examinations using the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework. Earn this certificate and be among the first to showcase your skills in examining and reporting on an organization's cybersecurity risk management program.

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate

Develop your fluency in cybersecurity. Learn to speak intelligently on the subject, understand the language and know the right questions to ask. Gain the confidence to make sound strategic decisions regarding cybersecurity risk and learn what you can do as a non-IT professional to help protect your clients and your organization from cyber threats.

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Advanced SOC for Service Organizations Certificate Exam

Complete this exam and earn a digital badge to demonstrate your knowledge and ability to conduct SOC 1® and SOC 2® engagements, from planning to reporting.

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Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Programs

Prove you have what it takes with the AICPA's new employee benefit plans audit certificates. It's the only curriculum of its kind within the profession, pairing optional learning and online exams that verify the depth of your knowledge. The program offers four certificate options – one intermediate-level and three advanced certificates.

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Single Audit Certificate Programs

The challenges of single audits have met their match with the AICPA's Single Audit Certificates, available for intermediate and advanced experience levels. These certificates will help you demonstrate your ability to plan, perform and evaluate single audits to your clients, employer, regulators and the public. A digital badge allows you to display your accomplishment online.

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Not-for-Profit Certificate Programs

Whether you work in public accounting or a nonprofit, the Not-for-Profit Certificates offer a convenient and accessible way to get high-quality, comprehensive training in NFP accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance, governance and assurance. Available for two experience levels, these focused CPE/CAE eligible programs give you the targeted knowledge and marketable skills you need to set yourself apart.

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COSO Internal Control Certificate Program

Through a blend of self-paced learning and live interactive training – or via our self-study online option – this certificate offers you a unique opportunity to develop an expertise in designing, implementing and monitoring a system of internal control. Improve your communication skills and technical know-how and expand your career connections when you register for this program.

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IFRS Certificate Program

Expand the borders of your financial reporting expertise. This scenario-based series of courses provides a variety of case studies, plus audio, video and interactive exercises that will guide you through the concepts under each area of IFRS. The comprehensive, integrated curriculum of 25 online self-study CPE courses is available in English and Spanish.

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Core Forensic Accounting Certificate

To excel in forensic accounting, you must have a solid understanding of core forensic accounting topics. This certificate program covers the areas essential to the planning, performance and reporting for all forensic accounting engagements. Leverage this program to acquire new skills, begin the CFF Credential pathway or earn CPE credits.

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Specialized Forensic Accounting Certificate

Each forensic accounting engagement is unique with its facts and objectives. Forensic accountants need to use appropriate specialized forensic knowledge, tools and procedures during the engagement. This certificate program covers unique areas including bankruptcy, property damages, family law and more. Leverage this program to acquire new skills, begin the CFF Credential pathway or earn CPE credits.

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Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate Program

There is a growing need for forensic accountants — prepare yourself to break into this high-demand area! Covering all of the topics in AICPA’s body of knowledge for this subject, this engaging online CPE program provides participants with a solid understanding of financial forensics and fundamental knowledge of the legal system, gathering information, discovery, reporting, providing expert testimony and more.

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XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program

This comprehensive online training program from the AICPA and XBRL US provides the tools and strategies you need to create high-quality XBRL financials, and knowledge of data-tagging language can provide an important edge in the job market. You’ll gain the complete XBRL proficiency you need to stay compliant with SEC rules and avoid liability issues.

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Client Accounting Advisory Services Certificate

CPA.com and AICPA collaborated with nationally recognized leaders to design and instruct the CAAS Certificate (Client Accounting Advisory Services). Topics discussed include: workflow analysis and design, onsultative client interactions, emerging technologies, onboarding clients, and performing client assessments.

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