Accounting Certificate Program

Not Accepting New Applications At This Time

*Certificate Non-degree Program for the AICPA Exam

Available Courses

Accounting Related Subjects

Prereq Course Units
N/A AC1101 General Accounting I 4
AC1430 Personal Tax Accounting 4
AC1101 AC1102 General Accounting II 4
AC1102 AC1300 Managerial Accounting 4
AC1102 AC1365 Computer Applications in Accounting
(Quickbook)
4
N/A AC1431 Corporate Tax Accounting 4
AC1102 AC1201 Intermediate Accounting (Assets) 4
AC1102 AC1202 Intermediate Accounting (Liabilities) 4
AC1102 AC1203 Intermediate Accounting (Equity & Income Statements) 4
AC1102 AC1420 Auditing I 4
AC1102 AC1480 Government & Non-profit Accounting 4
AC1102 AC1405 Advanced Accounting Theory 4
AC1420 AC1421 Auditing II 4
Total Credits in Accounting 52

Business Related Subjects

Course Units
BL1001 Commercial Law 4
BL1002 Corporate Law 4
IS 1000 Introduction to Computer Information
Systems
4
EC1202 Macroeconomics 4
BU1420 Financial Management 4
Total Credits in Business 20

Requirement for the AICPA Exam in California

Education Requirement for the AICPA Uniform Exam by California Board of Accountancy

  • Bachelor degree
  • 24 semester units of Accounting subjects
    (such as Accounting, Auditing, Financial reporting, External & Internal reporting, Financial statement and analysis, and Taxation, etc.)
  • 24 semester units of Business related subjects
    (such as Business Administration, Business Management, Business Communication, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Business Law, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Information System, etc.)

Certificate & License

Pathway 1 Pathway 2
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 24 semester units of Accounting
  • 24 semester units of Business related subjects
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Total 150 semester units
  • 24 semester units of Accounting
  • 24 semester units of Business related subjects
Certificate Pass 4 subjects Pass 4 subjects
License Minimum 2 years experience under California CPA Licensee required Attest 500 hours – Optional Minimum 1 years experience under California CPA Licensee required Attest 500 hours – Optional

Foreign Education

If you have completed your Bachelor’s degree other than in the United States, your degree and/or your transcripts (course by course) should be evaluated by the evaluation agencies approved by California Board of Accountancy. More information can be found at http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/