NASBA and the AICPA will unveil the highly anticipated CPA Evolution-aligned Model CPA Curriculum for accounting educators on June 15-16, 2021. The two-day virtual event, jointly hosted with the American Accounting Association (AAA), is free and will provide participants with a thorough overview of the Model CPA Curriculum – designed to address the changing demands of the accounting profession and prepare the next generation of students aspiring to become certified public accountants.

The launch event will feature presentations from faculty and practitioners instrumental in developing the curriculum and in-depth coverage of emerging topics and learning objectives by CPA Evolution Task Force members. Insight on how accounting programs might prepare students for the Information Systems and Controls, Business Analysis and Reporting and Tax Compliance and Planning disciplines will also be shared.

The June 15 agenda will commence with a plenary session titled, “Navigating an Uncertain Present & Building for a Better Future,” featuring EY’s wavespace Advisory Board Chair, Pascal Finnet, followed by a panel discussion on “Trends as They Apply to the Accounting Profession, Importance of Revising Curricula,” led by representatives from NASBA, AICPA and AAA. A series of concurrent, deep-dive sessions will be offered both days, all aimed to prepare accounting programs for the CPA Evolution transition.

“The Model CPA Curriculum is the product of a significant effort by a group of dedicated educators, regulators and practitioners to evolve the education model to incorporate the necessary skills and competencies needed by newly licensed CPAs to service their clients and protect the public interest in a technology-driven environment,” said Daniel J. Dustin, CPA, NASBA Vice President, State Board Relations, in a recent statement.

Registration is required to attend the two-day launch event. As an additional benefit, targeted sessions will be available for CPE credit. Educators, practitioners, state board representatives and members of the media are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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