Labor market analysts project a growing and sustained demand for qualified public accountants. Business and government organizations are seeking employees with a strong accounting background who can collect, analyze, and interpret financial data. Do you have what it takes?

This Professional Certificate Program Provides:

  • A well-rounded package of accounting courses for general accountants, or those planning to take the California CPA exam.
  • Tools and principles in intermediate and advanced accounting as well as auditing, financial statement analysis, managerial accounting, income taxes (individual), and corporate taxation.


Additional Details

Program Course Schedule


The program requirements are defined in the Program Course Schedule.

For information regarding the CPA Educational Requirements please visit the website. There you can find the Self-Assessment Worksheet for the CPA Licensure Educational Requirements, which helps you determine which courses you need to complete in order to be eligible for the examination. For additional information see the Educational Requirements FAQs.

Please note that all inquiries regarding meeting the CPA requirements should be directed to the California Board of Accountancy.

The approximate cost of completion of this program is $4,650 (plus $1000 for 2 recommended prerequisite courses). Individual course fees are paid upon enrollment. Estimated costs are subject to change and do not include fees for course materials. For more information visit our Help Center.



“The Extension classes I have taken benefited me professionally and personally. I would not have a successful career as a business officer at UCSB without the accounting certificate”

-Giulia Brofferio