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.
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Required Courses (Complete all nine courses to receive the certificate.)
Corporate Accounting (For students who want to specialize in corporate accounting / CMA exam)
Public Accounting (For those who want to specialize in public accounting)
Other Courses for Continuing Education
Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
Certificate Section ID: 103782
Application Fee: $60
Complete the application and pay application fee.
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.