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Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project


The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has partnered with state CPA societies and/or state departments of education, along with the creator of the program, Dr. Dan Deines, CPA, to help you further your impact by inviting you to attend training on higher order accounting curriculum called the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project (APBP). Why high school? AICPA research has found the first accounting course high school students take greatly impacts their decision to pursue accounting as a major and career choice. By signing up to be a part of the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project, you’ll learn how to bring your students more advanced, engaging accounting content and inspire the next generation of CPAs.

Not only is this program free, but you’ll also receive a $200 stipend for participating. 

Teachers in the program will be provided:

  • Daily lesson plans and assignments
  • Pre-written exams with answer keys
  • A textbook, including teacher’s notes and Power Point presentations
  • Exclusive access to online teaching resources, refresher videos and webcasts. All courtesy of AICPA and Start Here, Go Places.
  • Continuous support from APBP trainers

The course is modeled on a class Dan Deines developed at Kansas State University with the goal of providing a higher level accounting curriculum for high schools to better prepare their students for a career in accounting. To date, more than 1,000 high school teachers in 42 states have been trained through the program and are able to teach the course in their local schools. High school teachers who go through the program will receive support from the AICPA as they work to implement the course in their state.

Sound like something you would like to be a part of? You can become registered in any state, not just where you teach. Sign up for a training near you!

Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project Trainings

Mar 27 - Mar 29 (Mon - Wed) North Carolina and South CarolinaAICPA Durham Office Event Details Registration Closed
Jun 05 - Jun 07 (Mon - Wed) TexasDallas CPA Society Office Event Details Register
Jun 12 - Jun 14 (Mon - Wed) Missouri and KansasUniversity of Missouri in Kansas City Event Details Register
Jun 14 - Jun 16 (Wed - Fri) AlabamaAlabama State Society Office Event Details Register
Jun 19 - Jun 21 (Mon - Wed) Tennessee and KentuckyTennessee State Society Office Event Details Register
Jun 27 - Jun 29 (Tue - Thu) New YorkHofstra University Event Details Register
Jun 28 - Jun 30 (Wed - Fri) Maryland and VirginiaLoyola University Maryland, Columbia Campus Event Details Register
Jul 11 - Jul 13 (Tue - Thu) Pennsylvania and New JerseyPennsylvania State Society Office Event Details AT CAPACITY
Email us to be added to the waiting list.
Jul 17 - Jul 19 (Mon - Wed) IllinoisIllinois CPA Society Event Details Register
Jul 19 - Jul 21 (Wed - Fri) LouisianaSociety of Louisiana CPAs Event Details Register
Jul 24 - Jul 26 (Mon - Wed) ColoradoColorado State Society Office Event Details Register
Jul 26 - Jul 28 (Wed - Fri) MinnesotaMinnesota Society of CPAs Event Details Register
Aug 01 - Aug 03 (Tue - Thu) WisconsinWisconsin Institute of CPAs Event Details Register
Aug 07 - Aug 09 (Mon - Wed) MassachusettsSuffolk University Boston Event Details Register

We are excited to offer the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project and we wish we could accommodate everyone. The training is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limited registration capacity per location. We understand that unexpected events are possible. So, if something pops up and you are unable to attend please email Amy Merletti at