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XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program

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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 new online training 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.

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
  • Gain access to tagging simulations that will provide interactive footnote tagging using real-world software applications available on the market today

Prerequisite:  None
Advanced Preparation:  None

Upon successful completion of the 10 fundamental, 3 statement and 13 footnote tagging courses in the curriculum, you will earn a Certificate of Educational Achievement.

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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Group enrollments are also available – please complete the form on the linked page and select that you are interested in training for "My organization" to request information on group sales.

NOTE: The XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program has 10 Fundamental, 3 Statement and 13 required Footnote Tagging courses that are currently live and available. The remaining (9) optional Footnote Tagging courses are coming soon. As courses go live, they will be automatically uploaded into the program - and become available for immediate online access. Pilot testing has not been completed on Optional courses but preliminary CPE credits are estimated at 38+ hours.

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XBRL US Members & XBRL Consistency Suite Subscribers: $1495.00* Please contact  for information on the discounted rate.

Another tool to help you ensure quality XBRL filings is the XBRL Consistency Suite.

With a subscription, you can run checks against your XBRL document before SEC submission to identify common data quality issues like incorrect signs, missing concepts, or concepts used inconsistently. Access the XBRL database of SEC-submitted filings to identify and analyze concepts used and extensions created by peers. Click here to see a demonstration and get started.

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting
Level: Basic
Recommended CPE Credit: 38
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XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program
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