Professional Development

    The AICPA offers over 300 self-study courses to broaden your knowledge and sharpen your skills. Developed by leading authorities throughout the country in a broad range of subject matter. Turn to the AICPA for a wide variety of quality training and educational resources for you and your staff.

    Topic Areas 

    Select a topic area below to see courses offered by the AICPA: 

    Best Sellers & Hot Topics

    ANNUAL UPDATE FOR ACCOUNTANTS & AUDITORS (2010-2011 EDITION): This course is designed to keep the CPA abreast of the fast-paced changes for accountants and auditors.
    ADVANCED CONTROLLER & CFO SKILLS: If you want to be secure in your position as the "financial sheriff," you must be able to document your worth to the company's leaders by exhibiting the critical, advanced skills that help you add value and contribute to the success of the organization.
    AUDITS OF 401(k) PLANS: Over 400,000 benefit plans have 401(k) features, making it vital that CPAs know the audit requirements and the latest developments affecting them.

    Master the fundamentals of the construction industry with this highly effective course.

    Audit employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA and EBSA standards.

    Become more efficient and effective at planning and performing audits in accordance with the requirements of Circular A-133 and the Single Audit Act Amendments.

    Member Discounts for CPE 

    • Members receive a 20 percent discount on self-study courses. 

    • Members also receive an additional 20 percent discount with our standing order option. Each new future annual edition will then be automatically shipped to you at a 10 percent discount.  

    DVD/CD & Manual 

    DVD & Manual:

    Looking for a low-cost option for on-site training and staff instruction? Consider the AICPA DVD/Manual video courses that can help you make the most of your CPE training budget.

    The DVD/Manual format is also great for individuals. Lively, expert instructions on video and a printed manual make learning easy and fun.

    • Superior presentations through interviews with recognized authorities, panel discussions featuring leaders in the profession.
    • Quality manuals that interact with the video presentation(a viewable copy of the manual is included on a separate CD disk).
    • Low-cost Additional Manuals for use in group training programs. Save even more with quality discounts from 10-30 percent.

    CD & Manual:

    Interactive multimedia with printable study guides makes this a handy and easily portable CPE learning tool.

    The AICPA has developed these programs to appeal to varied learning styles. The courses include text, graphics, audio and video with frequent interactions and opportunities to practice the skills and techniques covered.

    These courses are valuable as self-study, but can also be part of blended learning for your firm. Combine the individual courses as pre-work with live instruction that reinforces the basics and layers on your unique firm perspectives.

    CPE Grading

    Online grading is available for AICPA Text, DVD/Manual, and CD-ROM self-study courses. You may complete the examination and course evaluation online on our secure site as an alternative to mailing in your exam for grading.


    CPE Direct

    Earn CPE credit by completing a self-study program developed from topics covered in the Journal of Accountancy. The study guide (shipped to you in March, June, September, and December) contains valuable supporting information, checklists and practice tools that supplement the Journal articles.

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