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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

Quarter Units: 4.0
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Business Courses

Quarter Units: 3.0
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Quarter Units: 1.0
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10-11-2022 to 11-01-2022
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(22)
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01-23-2023 to 03-24-2023
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(823)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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01-19-2023 to 03-16-2023
$745.00
BUSM.X405.(11)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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10-11-2022 to 11-15-2022
$700.00
MKTG.X403.(11)

02-21-2023 to 03-28-2023
$700.00
MKTG.X403.(12)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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09-28-2022 to 12-14-2022
$725.00
MKTG.X408.(820)

01-11-2023 to 03-30-2023
$725.00
MKTG.X408.(821)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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11-05-2022 to 12-10-2022
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(20)

02-18-2023 to 03-11-2023
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(21)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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01-13-2023 to 03-20-2023
$700.00
MKTG.X401.(811)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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01-10-2023 to 02-14-2023
$700.00
MKTG.X400.(21)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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01-13-2023 to 04-07-2023
$900.00
PPMT.X415.(32)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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01-12-2023 to 02-17-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(852)

01-18-2023 to 02-15-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(53)
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Alan Tsuda
Founder & Global Team Consultant
Dianne V Conry
Consultant, Kranz & Associates | Program Chair
Judy A Lacroix
Talent Management & Development | Leadership & Organization Development
Ly-Huong T Pham
Educator, Business, and Technology Executive
Malkiat Singh Sandhu
College Instructor
Marc J. Friedman
Senior Consultant/Partner Affiliate McMillanDoolittle
Michael H Savod
Adjunct Professor
Reynold H Lewke
Startup CEO Coach and Recruiter | Career and Ironman Coach
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management, Exabeam

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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.