It was not until 1913 that the thought was first publicly suggested, at a meeting of the Baltimore, Maryland, Life Underwriters Association, the life underwriters as a group should adopt a professional designation like the profession of accountant did with their Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) professional designation many years before. Institutions of higher learning promptly accepted that designation and there followed an irresistible drift toward emphasis upon accounting in the curricula of our collegiate schools of business.
Huebner, Solomon S. PhD, "The American College of Life Underwriters" (1939). Solomon S. Huebner Documents. 133.