Cesar Chavez Holiday Notice
We are closed Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, in honor of farmworker activist Cesar Chavez.
CPA exam preparation courses for your career
Closely tied to the health of the overall economy, the accounting business grows as the economy grows and more workers are needed to prepare and examine financial records.
Our 15 CPA Preparation courses provide you with most of the accounting and general business credit you need in the areas of business law, project management, and marketing to qualify for the rigorous CPA exam. You'll gain theoretical knowledge knowledge on the complex accounting issues that your clients face and learn best industry practices to grow your accounting career. If you're already an accountant, you can earn more and expand your job horizons.
Learn more about becoming a CPA
Our CPA Preparation curriculum is applicable toward the requisite educational hours to take the CPA exam. Learn more about taking the exam by reading the CPA Exam Handbook.
Estimated Cost: Varies. Based on your course choices.
Program Requirements: 16 quarter units of accounting and 25 quarter units of general business courses.
Minimum Hours of Instruction:
Estimated Duration: Most courses take 4–12 weeks to complete.
Series Inquiry Form
Speak to a student services representative.
Call (408) 861-3860
Flexible course sequence
You may follow any course sequence provided prerequisites have been met for each course.
Become a CPA
Consult with the American Institute of CPAs for specific CPA exam requirements. To become a Certified Public Accountant in California, you must complete: 36 quarter units of accounting, 36 quarter units of general business courses, and have a bachelor’s degree. The CPA Exam Handbook is an excellent resource for students wanting to know how to qualify for the exam.
Licensure and Certification
Our CPA Preparation curriculum is applicable toward the requisite educational hours to take the CPA exam. Certification is optional to practice in this field. Please see our Licensure and Certification Policy to learn more.
Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.