■ Accounting Courses for AICPA EXAM

Accounting Certificate Program

(Non-degree Program for the AICPA Exam)

Admission Requirement

Students seeking Open University admissions (non-degree program) must submit the following application requirements:

1. Completed application (FORM DOWNLOAD) with a recent photo (2x2)
2. Completed Registration Form
3. Evidence of completion of bachelor’s degree. Official transcripts of all degrees.
4. Certificate of Financial Support with supporting documents(FORM DOWNLOAD)
5. Proof of English language proficiency
6. Application Fee $100
7. Tuition: each course $550
(Additional cost for textbooks and materials)

* Transfer International Students: Transfer letter (Notice of Intent to Transfer) & each copy of applicant’s valid passport, I-94 Form, Visa, and SEVIS I-20 from previous school (transfer out)

Available Courses

Accounting subjects
General Accounting 1 (AC102A) and 2 (AC102B)
Intermediated Accounting 1 (AC202A), 2 (AC202B), and 3 (AC202C)
Advanced Accounting Theory (AC405)
Income Tax Accounting 1 (AC430A) and 2 (AC430B)
Auditing 1 (AC420A) and 2 (AC420B)
Managerial Accounting (AC300)
Government & Non-profit Accounting (AC480)
Computer Applications in Accounting (AC365)
Business related subjects
Business Law 1 (BL101) and 2 (BL201)
Macroeconomics Economics (EC202)
Financial Management (BU420)
Introduction to Computer Information Systems (IS100)

 

 

Requirement for the AICPA Exam in California

Education Requirement for the AICPA Uniform Exam by California Board of Accountancy

1. Bachelor's degree
2. 24 semester units of Accounting subjects such as Accounting, Auditing, Financial reporting, External & Internal reporting, Financial statement and analysis, and Taxation, etc.
3. 24 semester units of Business related subjects such as Business Administration, Business Management, Business Communication, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Business Law, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Information System, etc.

Certificate & License

  Pathway 1 Pathway 2
Education Requirements I. Bachelor's degree
II. 24 semester units of Accounting
III. 24 semester units of Business related subjects
I. Bachelor's degree
II. Total 150 semester units
III. 24 semester units of Accounting
IV. 24 semester units of Business related subjects
Certificate Pass 4 subjects Pass 4 subjects
License Minimum 2 years experience under California CPA Licensee required
Attest 500 hours - Optional
Minimum 1 years experience under California CPA Licensee required
Attest 500 hours - Optional

 

Foreign Education

If you have completed your Bachelor's degree other than in the United States, your degree and/or your transcripts (course by course) should be evaluated by the evaluation agencies approved by California Board of Accountancy.

More information can be found at http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/