About this certificate.
Recognized by employers throughout Los Angeles and beyond, the Accounting Certificate equips you with a thorough understanding of accounting standards and principles, and prepares you to sit for the CPA Examination. It also provides relevant coursework for those considering CMA®, CIA®, and CFA® certifications.
UCLA Extension works closely with industry experts, advisory boards, and professional associations to assure accounting courses are relevant to current trends and practices. Our comprehensive accounting curriculum is designed for real-world applicability, providing practical skills to help meet the increasing demands of the accounting industry.
For students without previous training in accounting, we recommend starting with either our two-course Principles of Accounting course sequence (MGMT X 1A and MGMT X 1B), or the four-course Accounting Fundamentals Certificate program.