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Certification Program Guide

Certification Program Guide

The ICPA Certification Program consists of 19 seminars, a Webster written exam , and a final exam.  Due to Covid-related travel and gathering restrictions, many of our in-person seminars are available online, either live virtually or pre-recorded.  The online versions of the in-person seminars still count towards the Certification Program.

Curriculum Guideline: The ICPA recommends that you complete all seminars and register for the CACCP exam within 3 years from the date of your first attended seminar. If you do not attend the required seminars and register for the exam within 3 years, you may be responsible for completing any new changes to the curriculum (such as attending new courses and paying additional fees) before starting the final exam process.

We want you to dive right into the program with ease and confidence. Below, we have mapped out your 3 core goals for the program and the estimated commitment for each.  

Goal #1: Complete the in-person seminars. 

Seminars are held in hosting locations about once a month over the course of 14-20 months. Seminars are held on Saturdays and Sundays, and each seminar is 12 hours total (unless otherwise stated).

Your Location: Although the program does not have to be completed within a current location offering, please be aware that there is no guarantee that the program will be offered in the same location again and you may be required to travel to complete the seminars within their designated time frame. 

Current Curriculum: View Current Curriculum 

Accruing Seminar Credits: You can view the credits you have accrued in your account. The ICPA also keeps a central database of all attendees' records for all locations. 

Goal #2: Complete the online courses. 

ICPA online seminars are exclusively available through our website. You will have instant access to the course and notes after registration is complete. In order to be marked as attended, you must complete the entire course and pass all quizzes. You may start and stop as many times as you need. 

Goal #3: Register for and complete the CACCP exam.

After completion of all required seminars, you can register for the exam in your account. The CACCP exam is a comprehensive essay exam and consists of one question from each seminar in the curriculum. You will be given 90 days to complete the exam, which is about 50-60 hours of work.


1. Certification Program Guide

2. Seminar Guide

3. Exam Guide

4. Next Steps

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