About The Program

The FICPA Emerging Leaders Program is a selective leadership development opportunity for young CPAs looking to grow in their careers and impact their communities.
The Emerging Leaders Program consists of five elements: a leaders kick-off, two regional events, a service project, and the Emerging Leaders Summit.

Emerging Leaders Kick Off

Participants will meet their class mates, hear from alumni, strengthen their communication skills and learn how they can build the CPA profession in the state.


Regional Events

Applicants accepted will attend two regional events in their respective regions throughout the state. During each regional session, participants interact with community and state leaders about the issues impacting their communities and the profession. Each regional session focuses on key issues that are specific to the region while intertwining leadership skills and development insights from local leaders.


Service Project

Participants will create and coordinate a service project in their region – connecting their hearts and hands with the local community they serve.

Emerging Leaders Summit

Attendees will hear about the current state of the profession and meet with state lawmakers. One full day (worth 8 hours of CPE) will be spent with other young CPAs developing their leadership skills.

Why Participate?

The Emerging Leaders Program provides participants with the opportunity to build relationships across the state, become engaged with local thought leaders, and empower them to become a leader within their organization, community, and the CPA profession.


Build Relationships

Meet young CPAs from across the state committed to advancing the profession. Impact your community by coordinating and participating in local service projects.


Engage With The Issues

Interact with local and state lawmakers as well as leaders in the profession. Discuss the issues that matter with those shaping the future of what it means to be a CPA.


Become A Leader

Unique leadership development training from expert instructors and speakers will help you grow in your career.

Applications Are Closed for 2020

Eligibility Requirements
To participate in the Emerging Leaders Program, you must:

  • Be an FICPA member
  • Be 35 years old or younger
  • Hold an active CPA License

Application Timeline
Applications to the 2020 Emerging Leaders Program will close on June 12th.

There is no cost to apply to the Emerging Leaders program; however, applicants who are accepted will be responsible for paying an acceptance fee. The cost of the program is $450 – this includes the Emerging Leaders Summit fee, as well as the overall program fee. It does not include travel, hotel, or food costs.

Regional Events

Emerging Leaders regional events will be held in six regions across the state.
Click the link to your local region for schedule and further details.
Questions? Email FICPA.


Region 1: Pensacola/ Tallahassee

Region 2: Jacksonville

Region 3: Tampa/Ft. Myers

Region 4: Orlando

Region 5: Ft. Lauderdale

Region 6: Miami


Questions about the FICPA Emerging Leaders program? Contact us.