10 Courses Required

Recognized by employers throughout Los Angeles and beyond, UCLA Extension's Accounting Certificate equips students with a thorough understanding of accounting standards and principles. The program is designed for students who are preparing to sit for the CPA Examination by fully meeting the educational requirements for this nationally administered examination. In addition, the program provides relevant coursework for students considering the CMA®, CIA®, and CFA® certifications. The California State Board of Accountancy recognizes UCLA Extension as a qualified provider of coursework to sit for the CPA Examination.

To satisfy the educational requirements for the CPA Exam, students must have a baccalaureate degree (any major) from an accredited college or university and have completed 36 quarter units (equivalent to 24 semester units) of accounting courses, which can be completed with this 10 course program, and 36 quarter units of business-related courses, which can be completed by enrolling in a second certificate program entitled General Business Studies.

Please review our Roadmap to the CPA for more information on the CPA exam requirements and necessary academic units need for obtaining the CPA license. To learn more about this certificate program, click here.

Suggested Prerequisites: X1A & X1B Principles of Accounting

Yvette de la Cruz
(310) 206-1654

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Program Tuition: $7,650.00
Textbooks/Materials: $1,400.00
Estimated Total Cost: $9,250.00**

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on the two prerequisites, candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated textbook fees, but do not include online classes, or additional expenses such as parking.

Internship Available: Yes

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