UC San Diego Extension

Accounting Certificate

UC San Diego Extension's Professional Certificate in Accounting provides a thorough grounding in accounting skills and an understanding of the environment in which today's accountant works. Designed for individuals currently in the field who want to upgrade their skills and knowledge; or for those who are pursuing a new career in accounting. This program offers a solid foundation in the public accounting, corporate accounting, personal accounting/financial planning, or auditing professions.

For students who hold a bachelor's degree, the specific educational requirements to sit for selected California professional credentialing exams can be met by completing the certificate and the recommended courses for the appropriate credential.

For information regarding other credential requirements, contact the professional society directly: California State Board of Accountancy (CPA), www.dca.ca.gov/cba , (916) 263-3680; Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) www.imanet.org, (800) 638-4427; Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), www.theiia.org.

Courses are taught by well-qualified practitioners who teach applications as well as underlying rationale. Courses are offered year-round during the evening, including some online courses, so students can gain additional knowledge and skills while continuing in their current employment.

For more information:

To Apply for the Certificate Program

From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.

Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Contact: Business, Professional & Legal Programs, 858-534-8189
Email: AcctgTaxProgram@ucsd.edu

Application Fee: $0

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Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.

Conditions for Admission

UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.

State Requirements

UCSD Extension courses in appropriate areas meet educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination and offer credit toward the continuing education requirement for relicensure. For further details, please contact the State Board of Accountancy, (916) 263-3680, or www.dca.ca.gov/cba.