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Professional Certificate in Accounting

Program Overview

Effective January 1, 2014, the State of California began requiring all applicants for Certified Public Accounting (CPA) licensure to complete 150 semester units of education. As a result, applicants for the license must supplement their 120-unit bachelor’s degree with up to 30 semester units of accounting, ethics, and business-related courses.

The Professional Certificate in Accounting provides an alternative pathway to meet the 150-semester unit education requirement for the CPA License in California. Students and professionals who need units to meet the 150-unit requirement can complete graduate-level accounting courses and earn a professional certificate recognizing their educational achievement.

Course offerings include accounting courses required for licensure, courses required by regional Master’s in Accounting programs, and courses that are particularly beneficial to the careers of the region’s accounting professionals. Students earn a professional certificate for 12 semester units of coursework completed. Students must have an average GPA of 3.0 or better in the 12 units completed, and must have earned at least a C in each of the courses, in order to receive the professional certificate

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ACCT 531 - Tax Research (3 Units)

Introduction to methodologies for researching U.S. tax law. Students learn web-based research programs to access tax law; locate relevant tax authorities in statutory sources, administrative sources, judicial sources, secondary sources, and tax services; and skills to communicate the results. 

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