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CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum

A curriculum resource for accounting educators.

This curriculum resource has not been updated since November, 2021. We anticipate removing the content of this page on November 1, 2022. For those looking for resources to assist in instruction of CPA related content, we recommend viewing the AICPA's Proposed 2024 CPA Exam Changes.

What is the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum?

The CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum is a resource to assist faculty who want to prepare their students to become CPAs. It aligns with the CPA Evolution initiative and comprises two main components: modules, topics, and learning objectives, and examples of course offerings.

Miss the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum Launch Event? View the recorded sessions and download the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum below.

* Model = Example or Sample

Revised CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum

In response to feedback from users of the resource and other interested parties, the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have updated the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum. The revised documents are available for download below.

Read more about the reason for these updates in the Journal of Accountancy article, AICPA, NASBA publish revised CPA Evolution Model Curriculum.

Download the updated CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum

Be sure to check out these additional CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum resources:

The CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum was created by task force members selected by AICPA and NASBA. Additional updates to the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum will be made as the AICPA conducts its practice analysis to determine required CPA Exam changes. Faculty who want to get a head start on updating their curriculum should review the new Uniform CPA Examination Blueprints effective July 1, 2021 and visit the AICPA Academic Resource Database for free resources to integrate into your courses.

The new CPA licensure model below is expected to launch in 2024.

New licensure model expected to launch 2024

CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum Task Forces

Core Task Force

Rick Reisig, CPA (co-chair)
Chief Executive Officer, Shareholder
Anderson ZurMuehlen

Wendy M. Tietz, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA (co-chair)
Professor, Accounting
Kent State University

Markus Ahrens, CPA, CGMA
Professor of Accounting
St. Louis Community College

William D. Brink, CPA
Associate Professor of Accountancy
Miami University

Chris Groves
Managing Director

Sheri L. Erickson, CPA, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Minnesota State University Moorhead

Jim Franklin, CPA
Academic Program Director
Western Governors University

Kimberly A. Koch, CPA
Moss Adams

Tracie L. Miller-Nobles, CPA
Austin Community College

Vikki G. Nunn, CPA, CITP
Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard

Ola Marie Smith, CPA, Ph.D., MBA
Chair, Michigan State Board of Accountancy
Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University

Information Systems and Controls

Audrey Katcher, CPA, CGMA, CITP (co-chair)
RubinBrown LLP

Nadia A. Rogers, CPA (co-chair)
Associate Professor of Practice
Director and Advisor, MACIS Program
Virginia Tech

John L. DeMelis, CPA, MBA
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Iona College

Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Holly Hawk, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D.
The University of Georgia

Godson Sowah, CPA, CITP, CISA
Ernst & Young (EY)

Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA, CGMA, CITP
Founder & Managing Director
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC

Steven J. Ursillo, Jr., CPA, CISA, CISSP
Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory
Cherry Bekaert

Wipfli LLP

Business Analysis and Reporting

Kimberly Swanson Church Ph.D. (co-chair)
Director Missouri State University

Michele Stromp, CPA (co-chair)
Retired Partner

Virginia Collins, CPA, CITP, CFE
Data Accounting and Information Technology

Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA
PKF Texas
Rice University

Ann C. Dzuranin, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D.
Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Analytics in Accounting
Northern Illinois University

Guido L. Geerts, Ph.D.
Professor and EY Faculty Scholar
University of Delaware

Elizabeth A. Gordon, CPA, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Accounting
Temple University

Jan Taylor Morris, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting
Sam Houston State University

Kari Joseph Olsen, CPA, Ph.D., CMA,
Associate Professor
Utah Valley University

Simon Petravick, CPA, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Bradley University

Chris Spraberry, CPA
Senior Manager – Accounting & Reporting Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Randa R. Vernon, CPA
Assurance Partner
Service Area Leader – Assurance
HoganTaylor LLP

Gerald (Jerry) Weinstein, CPA, Ph.D.
Kramer School of Accountancy and Information Sciences
John Carroll University

Tax Compliance and Planning

Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq. (co-chair)
San Jose State University

Stephanie S. Saunders, CPA (co-chair)
Saunders & Saunders PC

Hughlene Burton
Associate Professor of Accounting
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Ann Burstein Cohen, CPA
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Director, M.S. in Accounting Program
University at Buffalo

Diana Falsetta, CPA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
University of Miami Herbert Business School

Maggie Gilmore, CPA
Managing Tax Director

Lori Pajunen Luck, CPA, PFS
CLS Financial Advisors, Inc.

Damien R. Martin, CPA
BKD CPAs & Advisors

Janine McDonald, CPA, CFP

Thomas J. Purcell, III, CPA, JD, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting and Business Intelligence and Analytics
Creighton University

Related information and resources

Stay tuned for more announcements in the months ahead. We look forward to working with you as we transition to the future of the CPA profession. If you have any questions, please contact