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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in CPA Examination Preparation That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in CPA Examination Preparation

American Public University is proud of its track record of providing high-quality online business degree programs to meet the busy schedules of today’s professionals.

American Public University CPA Examination Preparation Undergraduate Certificate* offers non-accounting business students the opportunity to fulfill the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Experience in accounting analysis and the preparation of financial reports are not only essential business skills, but also in high demand by employers in all industries.

In APU's CPA Examination Preparation Undergraduate Certificate, you will:

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with appropriate standards.
  • Interpret the business implications of financial statement information.
  • Prepare accounting information for planning and control and for the evaluation of products, projects and divisions.
  • Judge product, project, divisional, and organizational performance using managerial accounting information.
  • Identify organizational information technology components and risks that can affect financial systems and prescribing appropriate controls.
  • Prepare business and individual tax returns in accordance with regulations of the appropriate authorities.
  • Analyze transaction data and tax authorities for purposes of tax planning.
  • Design an audit program to frame the various elements of planning, testing and reporting phases of an audit in the context of the overall audit objective, engagement risk assessment and internal controls.
  • Apply auditing concepts to evaluate the conformity of financial statements with appropriate auditing standards.
  • Analyze internal controls and interpreting assessment of engagement risk.

APU's flexible monthly class start dates can help you to fit a quality education into your busy schedule, and we are accredited by HLC, as is Ohio State, Univ. of Chicago and U.S. Air Force Academy – to name a few. Get started today and apply for APU’s respected CPA Examination Preparation Undergraduate Certificate .

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Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

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You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 19 students.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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