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CPA Preparation

Putting financial goals in reach

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Series Description

CPA exam preparation courses for your career

Closely tied to the health of the overall economy, the accounting business grows as the economy grows and more workers are needed to prepare and examine financial records.

Our 15 CPA Preparation courses provide you with most of the accounting and general business credit you need in the areas of business law, project management, and marketing to qualify for the rigorous CPA exam. You'll gain theoretical knowledge knowledge on the complex accounting issues that your clients face and learn best industry practices to grow your accounting career. If you're already an accountant, you can earn more and expand your job horizons.

Learn more about becoming a CPA

Our CPA Preparation curriculum is applicable toward the requisite educational hours to take the CPA exam. Learn more about taking the exam by reading the CPA Exam Handbook.

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: Varies. Based on your course choices.
Program Requirements: 16 quarter units of accounting and 25 quarter units of general business courses.
Minimum Hours of Instruction:
Estimated Duration: Most courses take 4–12 weeks to complete.

Courses

Accounting Courses

Units: 4.0
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Units: 4.0
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Units: 4.0
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06-27-2022 to 09-12-2022
$775.00
ACCT.X400.(17)
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10-03-2022 to 12-23-2022
$775.00
ACCT.X400.(818)
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Units: 4.0
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Business Courses

Units: 3.0
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09-19-2022 to 11-21-2022
$745.00
BUSM.X409.(11)
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Units: 1.0
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06-28-2022 to 07-19-2022
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(21)
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10-11-2022 to 11-01-2022
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(22)
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Units: 3.0
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06-17-2022 to 08-26-2022
$745.00
BUSM.X405.(810)
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Units: 2.0
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10-11-2022 to 11-15-2022
$700.00
MKTG.X403.(11)
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Units: 3.0
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06-27-2022 to 09-09-2022
$725.00
MKTG.X408.(819)

09-28-2022 to 12-14-2022
$725.00
MKTG.X408.(820)
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Units: 2.0
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06-18-2022 to 07-16-2022
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(19)

11-05-2022 to 12-03-2022
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(20)
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Units: 2.0
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Units: 2.0
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06-16-2022 to 07-28-2022
$700.00
MKTG.X400.(19)
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08-30-2022 to 10-04-2022
$700.00
MKTG.X400.(20)
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Units: 3.0
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06-27-2022 to 09-12-2022
$900.00
PPMT.X415.(29)
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09-01-2022 to 11-10-2022
$900.00
PPMT.X415.(30)
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09-28-2022 to 12-07-2022
$900.00
PPMT.X415.(831)
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Units: 1.5
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06-30-2022 to 08-05-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(848)

07-20-2022 to 08-10-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(49)
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08-31-2022 to 09-21-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(50)
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09-19-2022 to 10-24-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(851)
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Professional Development

Become a CPA

Consult with the American Institute of CPAs for specific CPA exam requirements. To become a Certified Public Accountant in California, you must complete: 36 quarter units of accounting, 36 quarter units of general business courses, and have a bachelor’s degree. The CPA Exam Handbook is an excellent resource for students wanting to know how to qualify for the exam.

Licensure and Certification

Our CPA Preparation curriculum is applicable toward the requisite educational hours to take the CPA exam. Certification is optional to practice in this field. Please see our Licensure and Certification Policy to learn more.

Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.