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CPA Examination Preparation Undergraduate Certificate

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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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

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APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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