It’s about more than just numbers

A bright future’s in the books with our CPA-related programs.

Sharpen your skills with our CPA-related classes

Certified Public Accountants (CPA) work alongside individuals and organizations and assist them with a range of financial matters. A CPA has detailed knowledge and a deep understanding of accounting, finance and tax matters. You can prepare for a future in this field with our full range of business and accounting courses.

We have CPA classes which allow you to work on a degree program or take individual courses covering topics such as accounting, business and finance. This can boost your confidence and increase your knowledge in this competitive field. It can also help you get the additional hours you need to sit for the CPA exam.

Our CPAcourses are designed with the needs of working learners in mind. We offer both undergraduate and graduate level courses that can be completed from anywhere with a computer and Internet connection.

We offer innovative programs which allow you to work toward the career you want in a way that fits into your life. Our flexible course schedule, frequent start dates and innovative online learning format makes it possible to continue your education as a working professional.

Our students benefit from:

  • Small class sizes averaging just 14 students for more personal attention and guidance.
  • Faculty members with extensive subject matter experience in accounting and business.
  • Courses that can be completed in as few as five weeks.
  • Individual courses available at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

You can take CPA classes specially designed to help you prepare for the CPA exam or individual courses for your professional growth. This allows you to broaden your knowledge and explore key topics in accounting, business and finance.

Our programs make continuing education more accessible for the adult learner. You can take online CPA courses from anywhere, completing course work when it is convenient for you. Get started today by calling 866.484.1815 or request additional information.



Reach the next step in your professional or academic life with our individual accounting and CPA-related courses. Select from undergraduate or graduate level courses, earn the credits you need to reach your professional or personal goals, including preparing to sit for the CPA exam. Some of our most popular courses include:

ETH/557 - Accounting Ethics
ACC/542 - Accounting Information Systems
LAW/531 - Business Law
ACC/491 - Contemporary Auditing
ACC/455 - Corporate Taxation
ACC/349 - Cost Accounting
ACC/537 - Financial Accounting
ACC/556 - Forensic Accounting
ACC/460 - Government and Nonprofit Accounting
ACC/421 - Intermediate Financial Accounting
ACC/290 - Principles of Accounting

View all available CPA courses to find one that fits your professional goals.

Request information or call 866.484.1815 for to get started today.


Becoming a CPA is challenging and the exam required for licensure is demanding.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) publishes descriptions of the testable content of each section of the CPA exam, which has historically covered the following four areas, in its Content Specification Outlines (CSOs).

The AICPA offers additional information regarding CPA examination, including how the CPA exam is scored. Please check with your State Board of Accountancy for information specific to you state.

State Boards of Accountancy Requirements for CPA licensure vary by state and jurisdiction.* View your state’s requirements here. (This list only reflects those states where our test-prep courses are available.)









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New Hampshire

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New Mexico

New York

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Let us help you take the next step in preparing for your exam. Request more information or call 866.484.1815 to get started today.

*These links are provided for your information and convenience. As these are maintained by various state agencies, University of Phoenix cannot ensure the accuracy or currency of the information provided, nor is it affiliated in any way with the organizations providing the information. Please contact the state board directly to confirm the current requirements in the state of your choice.

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Gain a deeper understanding of accounting, business and finance. We can also help you prepare for Certified Public Accountant licensure with courses, certificate programs and test-preparation.

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Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. While these courses were designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA), University of Phoenix cannot, and will not, provide any assurance that completion of these courses will allow a successful student to qualify within the student’s specific jurisdiction. Potential applicants should check with the appropriate organization within their jurisdiction to determine if these courses, combined with their undergraduate degree and any other specific criteria, meet the requirements to qualify for examination in that specific jurisdiction. States frequently change their requirements for examination. There is no assurance that at the time of courses completion the specific jurisdiction’s requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.

Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Most certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. Please note that the A+ Fundamentals, CCNA and Network+ Technologies certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program (noncredit) is not credit bearing and not eligible for financial aid. Students completing the noncredit Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program will receive a letter of completion.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.