The American Institute of CPAs is teaming up with XBRL US to develop a certificate program focused on U.S. GAAP reporting in Extensible Business Reporting Language format.

Public companies are now required to use the data-tagged XBRL file format when filing their financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The certificate program that the AICPA and XBRL plan to produce will require students to complete approximately 30 hours of online coursework, ranging from understanding the basics of XBRL and the U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy, to helping participants master the complexities of detailed footnote tagging.

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