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Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate

The Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate (16.0 CPE Credits) teaches you the characteristics of blockchain and cryptoassets; how to identify opportunities and risks for application within your own organization, and much more.

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The Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate (16.0 CPE Credits) teaches you the characteristics of blockchain and cryptoassets; how to identify opportunities and risks for application within your own organization, and much more.

Advance your knowledge of Blockchain

Be at the forefront of shaping the adoption of blockchain in accounting and finance.

Lay the foundation for your future as a strategic business partner within your organization and with your clients. With real-world literacy on blockchain and cryptoassets, you will be empowered to translate the technology into relevant business application and value for you and your organization.

Learn the characteristics of blockchain and cryptoassets, identify opportunities and risks, and understand high-level technology concepts underpinning blockchain. Use a cryptocurrency wallet in a hands-on transaction exercise and verify information written to a block, and perform a hands-on hash activity exercise, then verify it. Learn to differentiate between current state and future state.

By completing this 16-hour certificate program, you will learn:

  • core concepts of blockchain technology;
  • how to incorporate blockchain application within your organization;
  • how to be a responsible business partner by recognizing blockchain Implications and how its application and uses can benefit many types of organizations; and
  • standout with a digital badge as someone who is committed to your clients new emerging technology needs.

The courses in this certificate program include:

  • Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts
  • Blockchain: Using and Securing Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain: Benefits, Values and Opportunities
  • Risks and Challenges of Blockchain
  • Blockchain Trends
  • Permissioned Ledgers and Other Solutions
  • Transactions and Smart Contracts
  • The Blockchain Landscape
  • Blockchain: Process and Technical Controls


  • CPAs
  • Public accounting leaders
  • Managers and staff
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Finance leaders
  • Management accountants
  • Non-IT finance professionals.


  • Learn the foundational constructs behind blockchain technology and cryptoassets, structure and functionality.
  • As you consider implementing blockchain into your own organization, recognize not only the benefits and opportunities but also the challenges, as well as regulatory concerns and governance.
  • Practice with applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts.
  • Recognize the current landscape, business applications and financial control considerations associated with blockchain use.

Credit Info

  • CPE CREDITS: Online: 16.0 (CPE credit info)
  • NASBA FIELD OF STUDY: Information Technology
  • LEVEL: Basic
  • PREREQUISITES:  ax Staff with 0-2 years of experience

This product is published by AICPA and sold through an exclusive partnership with Wiley.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

AICPA’s online CPE courses will operate in a variety of configurations, but only the configuration described below is supported by AICPA technicians.

A stable and continuous internet connection is required. In order to record your completion of the online learning courses, please ensure you are connected to the internet at all times while taking the course. It is your responsibility to validate that CPE certificate(s) are available within your account after successfully completing the course and/or exam.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Macintosh OS X 10.10 to present
  • Windows 7 to present

Supported Browsers:

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox

Required Browser Plug-ins:

  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

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