The AICPA is collaborating 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).
By signing up to be 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 three-day program free, but you'll also receive a $200 stipend for attending the full program.
Exclusively for high school teachers, those that complete the full program will also receive:
- Daily lesson plans and assignments
- Pre-written exams with answer keys
- A textbook, including teacher's notes and PowerPoint presentations
- Refresher videos and webcasts
- Continuous support from APBP trainers
The course is modeled on a class Dr. 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. High school teachers who go through the program will receive support form the AICPA as they work to implement the course in their state.
High school teachers that have been trained through the program in 42 states, to date, and are able to teach the course in their schools.
52% vs 9%
College accounting majors were significantly more likely to have taken an accounting class in high school as opposed to non-majors.
Nearly half of all high school students have either taken an accounting course in high school (almost 21%) or plan to (roughly 23%).
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.
Sounds 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!
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, and trainings are subject to cancellation if attendance goals are not met for a specific location. We understand that unexpected events are possible. So, if something pops up and you are unable to attend please email Amy Merletti at firstname.lastname@example.org.