Graduate Certificate in CPA Preparation

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    Graduate CPA Preparation Certificate

    If you've earned your Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration degree with an Accounting focus, Keller's Graduate Certificate in CPA Preparation is an educational option that builds on your previous accounting coursework, while preparing you to reach the next level in your professional career. This unique 30 credit hour program addresses "in-demand" advanced accounting competencies and specialties such as International Accounting, Ethics and Forensic Accounting, Taxation, and Accounting and Information Systems.

    Our CPA Preparation Graduate Certificate curriculum can put you at a unique advantage because it integrates Becker Professional Education's proven CPA Exam Review. Students who prepare with Becker pass the CPA Exam at double the rate of non-Becker candidates.1

    For over 50 years, Becker has been the leader in CPA review preparing over 400,000 candidates for the CPA Exam. And because Becker's proven exam review is infused into Keller's CPA preparation courses, you can prepare for the CPA Exam and earn your graduate certificate simultaneously, helping you save time and tuition. Additionally, you can earn academic credits that may help satisfy the sitting and/or licensing requirements in your state. Students must check with their state board of accountancy for eligibility requirements.

    1 Becker Professional Education students pass at double the rate of all CPA Exam candidates who did not take a Becker course, based on averages of AICPA-published pass rates. Data verified by an independent third-party research fir

    Graduate Certificate Availability

    Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
    At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 75+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.


What's the difference between a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Specialized Master's Degree and a Graduate Certificate?

These offerings are all graduate-level areas of study, but the main differences are the coursework and required number of credits that you'll need to take. Depending on your career interests and goals, one area of study may be best for you. To find out more about our offerings, contact a member of our team.

What's a CPA and a CFE?

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) are different roles within the accounting field. Students can focus their Master of Accounting & Financial Management program by choosing one of the two above emphases.

Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?

Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.

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