OSCPA teams with Franklin University on continuing education

Written on Mar 11, 2021

OSCPA staff report 

The Ohio Society of CPAs recently announced it has partnered with Franklin University to provide online training components to satisfy continuing education requirements for CPAs. 

The partnership combines OSCPA-developed module topics and outcomes with Franklin University-developed templates, content, narration, and exam questions. 

OSCPA Chief Learning Office Tiffany Crosby, CPA, CGMA, MBA, said this partnership is one of many ways OSCPA is innovating to address the needs of the profession. 

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“Our discussions with Franklin University predate the pandemic, but COVID-19 has highlighted and accelerated the need for change in our profession,” Crosby said. “We have been meeting those needs by growing and enhancing our online learning offerings. This new content is the latest step in our innovation.” 

The new training will consist of 10, one- and two-hour online modules that address continuing education requirements in general business and technical accounting skills. 

“This effort is one part of the answer to our overall talent management strategy for the profession,” said OSCPA President & CEO Scott Wiley, CAE. “We need to keep our talent level high while ensuring that accounting stays relevant and maintains its reputation as one of the most trustworthy professions. This program provides learning in the areas those in the profession tell us are essential, entry-level competencies for accounting professionals, but  are not now covered in accounting program curricula.” 

Dr. Patrick Bennett, Franklin University VP of Academic Quality & Planning and dean of the School of Education, said it’s important to leverage collaborative partnerships to ensure professionals are receiving training that reflects contemporary standards. 

“The opportunity to partner with OSCPA to design and develop self-paced leadership and soft-skill trainings exemplifies our commitment to the community around lifelong learning and workforce development,” Bennett said. 

To learn more about Franklin University’s International Institute for Innovative Instruction, visit https://www.franklin.edu/institute/about-us