FAQs — XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program

1. What is the XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program?

2. Why should I participate?
3. Is the Certificate program available to both CPAs and other accounting professionals who are not CPAs?
4. What level of knowledge should I possess prior to starting the Certificate program?
5. What course topics are included in the curriculum?
6. What other resources are included with the certificate program?
7. How long will it take me to complete all of courses of the XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program?
8. What period of time do I have to complete the entire curriculum?
9. Once I complete the curriculum and obtain my XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate of Educational Achievement, is there a time period for which it is “active?”
10. Am I required to obtain a certain number of CPE credits annually for the Certificate to remain current and active?
11. If I am a CPA, will I receive CPE credit toward my CPA license if I take this program?
12. How many credits of CPE will I receive if I earn the Certificate?
13. Will the CPE credit satisfy my requirements for CMA, CIA or other certifications?
14. If I am unable to complete the entire XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program, will I receive CPE credit for the courses I do complete?
15. I have prior experience in working with XBRL. Will I be allowed to test out of certain courses while still earning the certificate?
16. Is the entire program fixed, or are their elective courses I can select from in earning the certificate?
17. If I register and pay for the entire program, and subsequently find that I cannot complete it, will I receive a partial refund?
18. What are the systems requirements for the e-learning portion of the program?
19. How much does the program cost?
20. I am already proficient in XBRL but would like to learn more about a few select topics that are specific to my job. Can I purchase individual titles in the XBRL U.S. GAAP Certificate Program separately?
21. When will I receive a hard copy of my certificate?
[1] CPE credits are estimated at this time and will be confirmed after pilot testing is completed.