25% off Summer Courses through Aug. 31 and 10% off Fall Courses when you enroll by Aug. 15. Discount is not applicable toward our partner programs: Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, Digital Marketing Science, and Sales Operations.
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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
- Project Management
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.
|Intermediate Accounting I||4.0||Summer Live-Online|
|Intermediate Accounting II||4.0||Fall Live-Online||Spring Live-Online|
|Introduction to Accounting I: Financial Accounting||4.0||Summer Live-Online|
|Introduction to Accounting II: Managerial Accounting||4.0||Fall Live-Online|
|Business Law and Its Environment||3.0||Fall Live-Online||Spring Live-Online|
|Business Statistics I||2.5|
|Finance for the Business Professional||1.0||Fall Live-Online||Spring Live-Online||Summer Live-Online|
|Finance I, Fundamentals||3.0|
|Implementing Marketing and Sales Strategies||2.0||Fall Live-Online|
|Integrated Marketing Communication||3.0||Summer Live-Online|
|Organizational Development and Change||2.0||Fall Live-Online||Summer Live-Online|
|Power of Market Research||2.0||Spring Live-Online|
|Principles of Marketing||2.0||Fall Live-Online||Spring Live-Online||Summer Live-Online|
|Project Leadership and Communication||3.0||Fall Live-Online||Summer Live-Online|
|Role of the Project Manager||1.5||Fall Live-Online||Summer Live-Online|
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Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.
Recommended Course Sequence
Flexible course sequence. You may follow any course sequence provided prerequisites have been met for each course.
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
The 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.