This webpage is the definitive source of information on the New Certification Project.
COMING SOON: A new website for the New Certification Project will launch in the coming weeks, which will provide a new, streamlined interface and easy access to the latest and definitive information and resources for the project.
Work is now underway to translate the profession’s visionary Competency Map 2.0 into a modernized certification model — one that reimagines education to prepare students for the future of work.
Set to launch in 2025, the New Certification Program will determine the next evolution of the CPA certification and education process, including where, when and how the skills and competencies laid out in the map will be learned and assessed. It will equip aspiring CPAs with the competencies to lead businesses forward while maintaining the critical knowledge, analytical skills and ethical mindset for which the profession is renowned.
Rapid developments in education technology, learning assessment and consumer expectations call for a new way of learning defined by genuine engagement, personalization, digital accessibility and action learning. In response, we’re committed to building an attractive, inclusive and innovative certification program that protects the public while meeting the diverse and evolving needs of learners, the market and governments. Because we don’t want schooling to hamper the education process, eliminating some of the administrative hurdles of the current program will be key to fostering a learning environment that truly puts the learner first.
To deliver on that commitment, we’ll need your feedback at every stage of the journey. Input from learners, educators, employers, mentors, members and others will help shape the new model. Here’s how to stay engaged, share your voice and contribute to the future of the profession.
Watch this short presentation that outlines the vision for the New Certification Program and its guiding principles.
Stay informed by consulting the resources we’ll be posting below throughout the project, including research findings, project status updates, presentations and videos. You will also have ample opportunity to share your perspective and insights directly with us, so watch for upcoming events and activities below.
NOTE: The word cloud aggregates the poll responses provided by attendees of the November 2022 New Certification Program kick-off sessions.