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CPA Examination Preparation

Online Undergraduate Certificate in CPA Examination Preparation

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ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

What You'll Learn

Degree at a Glance

Number of Credits
18
Cost Per Credit2
$285 | $250*
8 Week Program Format
Online

Program RequirementsPrint Friendly Version

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

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Programmatic Admission Requirements

All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).

In addition, the following is required for admission into this program. All documentation must be provided prior to course registration:

  • Pre-admission courses must be grade C or better, at the undergraduate level, from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
    • ACCT100 – Accounting I
    • ACCT101 – Accounting II
    • MATH225 - Calculus
  • You will also be required to submit a signed statement of understanding (SOU).
  • Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation including a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students).
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

An APU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

Need Help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an APU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu.

State Requirements

The State Board of Accountancy requires fully online programs to use test proctoring. Students in all upper-level accounting courses (i.e., 300-level and above) are required to use test proctoring in several assessments. Any challenges that may impede the student from using test proctoring (e.g., military deployments, overseas travel, connectivity issues, etc.) need to be taken into consideration by the student before enrollment since exceptions to the use of test proctoring are not permitted.

Coursework for this degree program may or may not satisfy the educational requirements for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in your state, depending upon your state of residency. See the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website or select your state from the drop down list for more information.

 

Texas: Under the rules of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, at least 15 hours of upper-level accounting course work must result from physical attendance at classes meeting regularly on the campus of the transcript-issuing institution. Completion of this accounting program and coursework may not meet the education requirements to sit for the CPA exam or obtain a CPA license in Texas. Individuals wishing to sit for the CPA exam or obtain a CPA license in Texas should check with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to determine eligibility.

Materials Cost

Technology fees: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military servicemembers, and for National Guard and Reserve personnel when using military TA.

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1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt

As of May 1, 2019. Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS.

2Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.
See all military student benefits.