Certificate Programs

Set yourself apart as an expert - earn digital badges and CPE credit in the process!

MOCPA has partnered with the AICPA to bring your career to the next level. Developed by top subject matter experts in the field, successful completion of an AICPA certificate program will allow you to distinguish yourself and be recognized as a valuable asset to any firm or organization.

Certificates will help you to:

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  • Enhance your resume
  • Expand your career opportunities
  • Demonstrate competency in niche and specialized areas
  • Explore new areas of practice
  • Spotlight your accomplishments by displaying your digital badges

Upon completion, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed on a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website, signature line, an online resume, etc.

Available Certificates:

 Technology Certificates  Forensic Certificates 
 Cybersecurity Certificates  Accounting Certificates
 Data Analytics Certificates & Program  Not-for-Profit Certificates
 Risk Management & Internal Control Certificates            Tax & Life Planning Certificates


According to a recent LinkedIn study, profiles with certifications and badges receive six times the number of profile views
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FAQ’s about Digital Badges, click here.


TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATES

As organizations compete in a global, dynamic environment, it’s critical to understand and utilize the latest technology solutions. From helping protect organizations from cybersecurity breaches to analyzing and leveraging data to make strategic business decisions or employing blockchain, our certificate programs are focused on the top trends affecting the accounting and finance profession.

 

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Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting & Finance Professionals Certificate

16 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

 

  • Understand the foundation, structure and functionality of blockchain technology and digital assets
  • Learn more about the benefits, opportunities, challenges and risks blockchain presents
  • Determine practical applications and business use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions, and smart contracts
  • Determine if there is interest in exploring blockchain as a specialization, individually or as a firm

To learn more, click here.


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16 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

 

  • The characteristics, benefits, challenges and risks of RPA
  • The RPA landscape and how it’s transforming business
  • How RPA affects accounting and finance professionals
  • An overview of how to get started developing and implementing an RPA strategy

To learn more, click here.


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Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders Certificate

7 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

  • Define RPA and describe how RPA is transforming business, specifically the accounting and finance functions
  • Indicate the business value of RPA
  • Identify key considerations in getting started with RPA
  • Identify the components of an RPA strategy to educate your organization about RPA
  • Recall the steps needed to build your RPA strategy
  • Recognize key issues that need to be addressed before starting to implement RPA

To learn more, click here.

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CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATES

Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving public and private organizations of all sizes. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from security incidences that could disrupt their businesses, result in financial losses, and destroy their reputations.

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Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate
  

15.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

 

  • The nature and types of cybersecurity advisory services that can be performed
  • Key considerations of each of those advisory services
  • What one would need to effectively perform advisory services
To learn more, click here.



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Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance & Accounting Professionals Certificate

15.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

  • Speak intelligently on cybersecurity risk to internal teams and external clients
  • Make sound strategic decisions related to investments in cybersecurity
  • Understand the AICPA's cybersecurity risk management reporting framework

To learn more, click here.



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SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate

14.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

 

  • Apply the AICPA’s cybersecurity risk management reporting framework
  • Analyze and examine an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program
  • Report on the entity’s cybersecurity risk management program

To learn more, click here.

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THE DATA ANALYST CERTIFICATE PROGRAM


Can be purchased individually or as a bundled package!
Please call 314.392.5822 to inquire about the bundle package.
*A learning lab component, which is a bonus-hands lab that exposes you to the tools needed to implement an analytics practice and equip you to deploy those tools, is included with all of the certificates except Data Analysis Fundamentals Certificate.
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Part 1 –
Data Analysis Fundamentals Certificate

10 CPE Credits & Digital Badge


  • Determine how the digital transformation and disruption landscape create opportunities across the enterprise
  • Identify the organizational ecosystem needed for becoming a data-driven organization
  • Analyze the life cycle of data and its implications for data-driven decision making
  • To learn more, click here.


     

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    Part 2 –
    Application of Data Analysis Essentials Certificate

    14 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

     

  • Determine and classify variables
  • Calculate central tendency
  • Calculate measurement and variability

  • To learn more, click here.

     


     

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    Part 3 –
    Data Analytics Modeling Certificate

    14 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

     

  • Identify opportunities, processes, and necessary data for solving analytical problems
  • Apply data profiling techniques to available data
  • Apply data cleansing techniques

  • To learn more, click here.



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    Part 4 –
    Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate

    15 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

     

  • Identify the different techniques of predictive analytics: regression, classification, clustering, optimization and simulation
  • Calculate varying types of regressions using R and Excel
  • Apply classification and clustering algorithms

    To learn more, click here.



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    Part 5 –
    Data Visualization Certificate

    10 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

     

  • Formulate a data story with visualizations
  • Identify key stake holder perspectives
  • Determine organizational data needs

  • To learn more, click here.

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    RISK MANAGEMENT & INTERNAL CONTROL CERTIFICATES

     

    With the COSO certificate programs, you’ll learn to recognize how to identify, analyze and respond to risks, and how to help prevent surprise risks all while improving efficiencies and providing value to stakeholders.

     

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    COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate

    13.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge


  • Get a foundational learning of Enterprise Risk Management
  • Anticipate risks and have a framework for how to identify and handle them
  • Incorporate an ERM framework within your organization
  • Add value to your organization, create opportunities for career growth and earn CPE credit


    To learn more, click here.


     

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    COSO Internal Control Certificate

    16.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

      

  • Recognize ways to identify, analyze and respond to risks in your business
  • Gain operational efficiencies and improve business decisions
  • Build confidence in your system of internal control
  • Learn from experts and share your experiences with your peers
  • Develop your internal control skills and stand out from the crowd
  • To learn more, click here.

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    FORENSIC CERTIFICATES

     

    Forensic accountants investigate and document financial fraud and white-collar crimes as well as provides litigation support to those who investigate financial wrongdoings. Developed by leading subject matter experts, this program will help you become more familiar with the forensic accountant's professional responsibility and provide fundamental knowledge of: the legal system, gathering information, discovery, reporting, providing expert testimony and more.

     

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    Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate

    21.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

     

  • This certificate program is tailored to provide an introduction to financial forensics and help you become familiar with the forensic accountant's professional responsibility
  • This online CPE self-study certificate program consists of 19 required modules that utilize interactive scenario-based learning, including audio and video animation, to guide you through the concepts

    To learn more, click here.

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    ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATES

    Accounting professionals face ever-changing challenges in today’s increasingly complex financial and regulatory environment. Over 120 countries either require or permit the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Doing business internationally is a standard practice making it all the more important for accountants in business and industry, independent external auditors and other finance professionals to have a solid understanding of this core competency.

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    IFRS Certificate

    28.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

     

  • A broad overview of key International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) definitions and concepts
  • The fundamental principles of IFRS across a range of accounting topics
  • The accounting impact of the latest standards and amendments issued by the IASB
  • To learn more, click here.

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    NOT-FOR-PROFIT CERTIFICATES

    Whether you work in public accounting or for a nonprofit, the Not-for-Profit Certificates offer you a convenient and accessible way to get high-quality, comprehensive, and up-to-date training in not-for profit (NFP) accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance, governance and assurance. Available for two experience levels and recently updated to reflect significant changes to accounting standards, these focused CPE/CAE-eligible programs give you the targeted knowledge and marketable skills you need to set yourself apart.

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    Not-for-Profit Certificate I

    40 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

     

    • Provides financial knowledge that you need to work for or with a nonprofit
    • It covers all aspects of nonprofit financial responsibility, including accounting & financial reporting, governance & assurance, and tax compliance
    • Contains real-world examples, case studies, and interactive problem-solving to create a flexible, dynamic learning program that can be completed anytime, anywhere

    • To learn more, click here.


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      Not-for-Profit Certificate II

      30 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

       

    • This is for those with a solid foundation in the core knowledge areas of accounting & financial reporting, governance & assurance, and tax compliance
    • Offers you targeted case studies and detail-rich examples and interpretations that will help you apply proven best-practices to diverse nonprofit environments
    • Update and enhance your knowledge, gather insights on new and better ways to tell your nonprofit’s story while complying with NFP accounting rules, and learn best practices for all aspects of nonprofit financials
    • To learn more, click here.

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      TAX AND LIFE PLANNING CERTIFICATES

      The need for personal financial advisors is expected to increase by 27% through 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We want accounting and finance professionals to be prepared to meet this demand. The Personal Financial Planning (PFP) certificate programs cover the core areas of personal financial planning including retirement, estate, risk management and insurance, and investment planning, and how tax planning relates to each area.

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      Personal Financial Planning Estate Planning Certificate & Exam

      18 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

    • This certificate program is a combination of education and a certificate exam that gives you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and demonstrate competence in that specific discipline
    • Updated for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, this program includes eight courses covering steps in the estate planning life cycle, including gifting strategies, charitable planning, and integrating your clients' estate plans with their tax and financial plans

      To learn more, click here.


       

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      Personal Financial Planning Investment Planning Certificate & Exam

      19.5 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

       

    • The Investment Planning Certificate Program is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge in investment planning. Updated for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017
    • This certificate program includes eight courses covering steps in the investment planning life cycle, along with a discussion of planning for and funding higher education
    • To learn more, click here.


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      Personal Financial Planning Retirement Planning Certificate and Exam

      20 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

    • The Retirement Planning Certificate Program is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge in retirement planning
    • This certificate program includes six dynamic courses covering critical steps in the retirement planning life cycle, including unique planning for aging and chronically ill clients
    • To learn more, click here.


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      Personal Financial Planning Risk Management & Insurance Planning Certificate and Exam

      20 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

    • The Risk Management and Insurance Planning Certificate Program is an informative and engaging learning experience that will enhance your knowledge in risk management and insurance planning
    • This certificate program includes eight dynamic courses covering critical steps in the risk management and insurance planning process from insurance contracts and annuities to deferred compensation and integrating the business with the owner's personal financial plan


      To learn more, click here.



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      Personal Financial Planning Practical Applications Certificate

      13 CPE Credits & Digital Badge

       

    • This certificate program is comprised of five courses, including four case studies, covering the clients' planning life cycle
    • You will learn to navigate the regulatory environment, understand the PFP standards, use fundamental concepts in a systematic planning process, and utilize your technical knowledge for the benefit of your clients
    • Gain a thorough understanding of the planning process and your responsibilities as a planner with real-world application of how the PFP topics integrate with your client’s life goals
    • No exam required
    • To learn more, click here.

       

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      For more information about professional development opportunities, please contact Dan Koontz at (800) 264-7966 or dkoontz@mocpa.org.

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