Welcome to the University of North Alabama Professional Accounting Prep Program
The CPA certificate has been one of the most valued professional recognitions for many years. Being a CPA validates to others that you have a high level of professional knowledge and skills. Becoming a CPA is also a smart financial decision as numerous studies indicate that CPAs will remain in high demand for at least the next two decades. In fact, during the recent economic downturn the CPA certificate's value has increased as evidenced by an increased interest in those making career changes to become CPAs. This is not a phenomena seen just in the United States but in many places in the world.
To sit for the CPA exam you must meet the educational requirements for the particular state where you plan to take the exam. These requirements can vary substantially across states (see www.nasba.org for a listing of State Boards of Accountancy websites or CPAexcel's State Board Requirements section for details). For assistance with understanding these requirements, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section on our Help page.
What is the Professional Accounting Prep Program?
Many individuals looking to make a career change to accounting discover that they need additional academic coursework. The UNA Professional Accounting Prep Program is designed to meet these educational needs and provides the following benefits:
- Take up to eight 3-credit hour accounting/business law courses. The courses offered are those that are commonly required by states to sit for the CPA Exam.
- All courses are offered online to meet the demands of your busy life.
- All courses are taught by full-time faculty at UNA using state-of-the-art instructional technology developed by Efficient Learning Systems. These faculty are available to provide guidance and feedback as you complete the course requirements.
- Tuition for these courses is $475 which includes the costs of all study text materials.
To meet the requirements to take these classes you must:
- Be enrolled in or have completed an undergraduate degree program, and
- Meet the prerequisites for the course.
|AC 361P.||(3 credit hours)||Financial Reporting I.
Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of introductory accounting courses
|AC 362P.||(3 credit hours)||Financial Reporting II. Prerequisite: AC 361P|
|AC 365P.||(3 credit hours)||Financial Reporting III. Prerequisite: AC 362P|
|AC 366P.||(3 credit hours)||Management Accounting Prerequisite: AC 361P|
|AC 462P.||(3 credit hours)||Federal Income Taxation I. Prerequisite: AC 361P|
|AC 463P.||(3 credit hours)||Financial Statement Auditing Prerequisite: AC 361P|
|AC 465P.||(3 credit hours)||Federal Income Taxation II. Prerequisite: AC 462P|
|BL 460P.||(3 credit hours)||Fundamentals of Business Law
Prerequisite: AC 292
(Accounting Principles I and II)
For more details on the content of these courses, see the course descriptions.
The courses offered as part of this program are provided by the University of North Alabama (UNA). UNA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS) and the UNA College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Some of the technical material that is part of CPAexcel's review program have been licensed for use in these UNA courses. However, the development of the course offerings and the assessment and mentoring in the course is provided by UNA faculty members. Since the CPA Exam covers subjects that are not covered in these courses, additional study will be required if you want to pass the CPA Exam and become a licensed CPA. If you have questions about the program, contact the Program Director, Sharon Campbell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.