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8/29/10 11:15 PM
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El Maquina
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I already have several accounting classes under my belt from my previous degree. Is it true that you can get an accounting certificate instead of a bachelors and go on to the CPA exam?
8/30/10 3:00 PM
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helps?
9/4/10 10:39 PM
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Licensing and certification requirements are imposed separately by each state's laws. TYPICALLY you need a BS/BA with so many hours in general business courses and then so many accounting courses.
3/12/11 11:05 PM
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El Maquina - I already have several accounting classes under my belt from my previous degree. Is it true that you can get an accounting certificate instead of a bachelors and go on to the CPA exam?


im doing the accounting cert. route since I already have a business degree. you still need 30 accounting credits to get the 150 credit requirement.
3/13/11 3:38 PM
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El Maquina
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Wow old thread. Good luck Willie. I'm thinking about giving it a go come August. Sounds like I may as well just get another bachelors in accounting.
3/31/11 11:46 AM
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Most states require you have 150 credit hours in accounting to be eligible to become a CPA. Most schools that are AASCB and offer a Master in Accountancy are offering cerficate in accounting programs in order to help students meet the eligibility requirements.

I have a bachelors in marketing and finance but I am going the accounting route and have to retake some accounting courses to be eligible for a Master of Accountancy program.
4/11/11 12:34 AM
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cyber,

I have 3 accounting courses under my belt, but I'll have to take them over because it's been so long since I've had them.

Good luck.

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