XBRL Foundation Elearning

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The course ensures that you understand how this reporting standard can be leveraged to improve business and financial reporting.

Certificate XBRL Foundation
Duration 10 hours
Accreditor XBRL
Delivery format Self-Study e-book, PDUs


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Course Details

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to the Electronic Business Reporting Environment
  • XBRL as an Electronic Business Reporting Standard
  • Architecture of the XBRL Standard and Its Key Components
  • Building Blocks and Functionalities of an XBRL Taxonomy and Instance Document
  • Electronic Business Reporting Supply Chain and XBRL Implementation

Course Description

The ITpreneurs XBRL Foundation eLearning course is the best learning path for professionals who work in accounting and finance to learn the essentials of XBRL from both a business and technical perspective.

The course ensures that you understand how this reporting standard can be leveraged to improve business and financial reporting. Completion of this online course enables you to understand:

  • The essentials of XBRL
  • Tagging, taxonomies and instance documents
  • The impact XBRL has on the business reporting chain

Foundation eLearning + Exam = XBRL Certified

This course has been designed to introduce you to the broad picture of XBRL, and provide you with the knowlegde and confidence to make the right decisions using the XBRL taxonomies. The course ensures that you understand how this reporting standard can be leveraged to improve business and financial reporting. After completion of the course, you will take the exam to become officially certified by the XBRL International, Inc (XII). As an XBRL Certified Professional, you will successfully facilitate XBRL projects by providing stakeholders with the knowlegde and understanding of XBRL architecture and its key components.


  • Finance Staff members who have direct responsibility for implementing XBRL filing requirements.
  • CFOs, Controllers, External Reporting Managers
  • XBRL Implementation Project Managers
  • XBRL Consultants
  • Analysts and Investors who want to streamline their professional work
  • System Architects, Application Designers and Developers who facilitate solutions

Learning Objectives

  • Data exchange formats in the electronic business reporting process (informational and operational reporting, standards and proprietary solutions).
  • Challenges of electronic communication of business data and how they are addressed by the XBRL standard.
  • Application of XBRL in different reporting scenarios with reference to existing international and national projects.
  • XBRL standard development and governance (key milestones, organization and supporters).
  • XBRL specifications and their coverage of business-reporting-related functionalities.
  • XBRL architecture: relation between taxonomies and instance documents.
  • XBRL taxonomy content: declaration of business concepts, purpose and semantics of various linkbases.
  • Content of XBRL instance documents: Contexts, fact values and footnotes.
  • Integration of XBRL in the business reporting chain: Impact of XBRL implementation on data collection, transfer, validation, storage and subsequent usage.

Delivery format

  1. Self-Study e-book
  2. PDUs

Please note that if an exam voucher is included, you are able to schedule your exam for up to twelve months.

Course Duration

Certificate: XBRL Foundation

Duration: 10 hours


Delivery Method:

  • Self-Study e-book
  • PDUs

Accreditation: XBRL

How to pass the XBRL Foundation Exam

Delivery: Online

Format: Closed Book

Proctoring: Web Proctoring

Duration: 60 minutes

Number of questions: 40 simple multiple choice

Pass grade: 70%

Scheduling Your XBRL Foundation Exam

You will be able to use the voucher provided with the training material. Once you feel comfortable with the content of the course, our service desk will book the XBRL (official XBRL Foundation exam provider) exam for you.

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