UC San Diego Extension's professional certificate in accounting provides students the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in accounting skills and an understanding of the environment in which accountants work. This program is designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in accounting.
In class options might be available for some courses.
*Cost may vary by format selection and curriculum updates.
*Varies by student and courses taken per quarter.
For students who hold a bachelor's degree, the specific educational requirements to sit for the exams needed for certification or licensure may be met by completing the Certificate and the required courses established by the particular governing organization.
For information regarding other credential requirements, contact the organizations directly:
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the 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.
Business, Professional & Legal Programs. Call 858-534-8189 or Email: AcctgTaxProgram@ucsd.edu
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.
UCSD Extension courses in appropriate areas meet educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam 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.
Dennis & Dennis, San Diego
Hone Maxell, LLP
Director of Finance
Del Mar Union School District
California Society of CPAs, San Diego Chapter
There are nine required certificate courses which are 4.0 quarter units each. Students successfully completing all courses will earn 36.0 quarter units (which equates to approximately 24 semester units.) The units from these nine certificate courses are accepted by the CA Board of Accountancy for the purposes of meeting the educational requirements to qualify for the CA CPA Exam.
There will be a $95 fee upon
acceptance into the program
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