CPA Preparation Series

CPA Preparation

Putting financial goals in reach

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Series Description

CPA exam preparation courses for your career

Gain theoretical knowledge on complex accounting issues along with best industry practices to remain successful as an accountant. Already an accountant? This comprehensive Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preparation course provide you with the 72 units of accounting and general business credit you need to qualify for the rigorous professional exam. As a CPA, you’ll be able to exercise your financial skills in virtually any industry.

Note: This is not a certificate program.

CPA prep course objectives:

  • Auditing and attestation
  • Corporate income tax accounting
  • Business law
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Project Management
  • Marketing

Benefits of becoming a CPA

As a CPA you’ll be able to:

  • Prepare audited or reviewed financial statements and file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represent clients in front of the Internal Revenue Service
  • Provide tax services, including federal, state and local tax returns
  • Provide professional assurance and audit services
  • Provide assistance supervising and managing an organization’s or individual’s daily activities, including budgeting, financial planning, and cash management

Cost: Varies. Based on your course choices.
Required Credits: 36 quarter units of accounting and 36 quarter units of general business courses.
Duration: Most courses take 4–12 weeks to complete.


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.

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.

Earn MCLE credit

Many of our CPA Prep courses qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit.

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