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Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project

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

See the topics that will be covered in the training with this sample rubric.

 

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.

1,000+

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.

44%

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 amy.merletti@aicpa-cima.com.

 

The APBP Team

Meet the people behind the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project.

Get to know the team