Accounting Certificates And CPE-CPA Credits

Accounting Certificates And CPE-CPA Credits

Accounting Certificates And CPE-CPA Credits

Elevate your accounting career with our flexible online courses. Whether you’re looking to earn a Professional Accounting Certificate, accumulate CPA credits, or obtain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, our tailored programs will help you excel. Gain the knowledge and qualifications you need to reach new heights in the accounting profession. Take the next step in your career today.


August 24th, 2024
$1,500 per each 3 credit course



Fully online non-degree graduate-level accounting courses are offered to fulfill the following:

Earn Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Credits

Students can take courses to accumulate the credits needed to sit for the CPA exam and obtain a license to practice public accounting. The State Board of Accountancy should be contacted to see what courses each individual student need as well as provide additional details on the CPA exam and licensing requirements.


Obtain a Professional Accounting Certificate (PRAC)

Students gain educational training specializing in accounting while not having to complete a full Master of Accounting degree. Students must complete four (4) classes (12 credits total) of accounting-focused coursework and earn a grade of “C” or better in each course to receive the Professional Accounting Certificate.


Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Accounting professionals who are CPAs and need continuing professional education (CPE) credits to maintain their public accounting licenses may take these courses to stay up to date on accounting competencies, knowledge, and best practices and earn CPE credit. Students and practitioners should consult the State Board of Accountancy to determine the CPE requirements of their state.


Note: Non-degree courses will not transfer to an accounting degree program at FAU. Must have Bachelor's Degree in Accounting to qualify. Interested in enrolling in an FAU online Master’s Degree program? Learn more at Executive Master of Accounting or Executive Master of Taxation.

Available Courses

Explore the available course options listed below, each equivalent to 3 credits.

ACG 5176 – Financial Statement Analysis Concepts and Applications

ACG 5673 – Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

ACG 5464 – Accounting Applications in E-Commerce

ACG 5505 – Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting Theory

ACG 5647– Auditing and Assurance Services 2

ACG 5205 – Advanced
Accounting 1


Follow the steps below to enroll today!

Upload your unofficial transcripts

Upload your unofficial transcripts

Upon review, you will receive an email of eligibility.

Complete the application form

Complete the application form

If you received a letter of approval, complete the non-degree seeking application form.

Complete your Registration

Complete your Registration

Return your completed registration form, which will be emailed 8 weeks before classes start. Your coordinator will email you a confirmation of receipt with the next steps. Kindly note that self-registration is not available.


Program Start Dates

  • Fall 2024 courses begin August 24, 2024

Admissions are on a continuous basis determined by availability; qualified applicants may be considered for admission up until class/program start dates. Apply early to secure your admission into the class/program.

Recommended Application Dates

  • Apply by July for the Fall semester.
  • Apply by November for the Spring semester.
  • Apply by April for the Summer semester.

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Students must have successfully completed accounting pre-requisite courses.
  • Students may begin the certificate courses during their last semester of undergraduate coursework with advisor approval.
  • Overall GPA 2.5 or above.

Decision and Next Steps

  1. Upload your unofficial transcript(s) HERE from your bachelor’s degree in accounting program Graduates of a foreign college who have completed an academic program equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree are required to submit a course-by-course and GPA evaluation from a foreign credentials evaluation service that is a member of NACES
  2. Upon successful review of your unofficial transcripts, an email notification will be sent to inform you of the next steps
  3. If approved, click HERE to complete the non degree seeking application and pay the $30 application fee.
NOTE: To determine the qualifications to sit or to be a licensed CPA, please contact the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to request a formal review.

Course Fees

Tuition per each 3-credit hour course: $1,500

If a student intends to complete the full Professional Accounting Certificate, they will pay $1,500 for each of the 4 courses, totaling $6,000 for the certificate.

Fees are billed per semester for course(s) taken in a particular semester. Fees are the same for Florida residents, out-of-state residents, and international students.

Textbooks are not included in the course fees. Students must purchase required textbooks or e-books associated with each course on a semester/term basis. Textbook information will be provided closer to the start of the semester/term by the student’s Program Coordinator.

Methods of Payment

Federal Financial Aid is only granted for degree seeking students, so it will not cover these courses. Below are the available payment options:

1. Self-Pay

Payment can be made on-line via MyFAU ( We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Payment may also be made online by using a personal checking/savings account “WEB CHECK.”

Students can sign up for a payment installment plan and follow the Controller’s Office’s plan for their payments of the non-degree seeking courses. You can click here to view more details on how to sign up for this.

2. Employer Reimbursement

Some companies offer fee assistance for professional development courses. For this program, we accept course fee reimbursement that is disbursed directly to the student. This means students will essentially be “self-pay” and pay their invoice with the fee reimbursement provided to them from their company.

Each company has different requirements as to what type of assistance they will provide (such as for degree seeking verses non-degree seeking), so we suggest consulting your Human Resources department for further clarification.

3. Private Lending

Private, credit-based lending is accepted by the university to assist students with covering full or partial course fees. Lending companies include banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Students are advised to consult with the lending company regarding specific eligibility requirements, interest rates, disbursement options, repayment terms, and other factors.

4. Combination of Payment Methods

Upon departmental approval, students can declare any combination of the above payment methods.


***All CPA candidates should contact their State Board of Accountancy to confirm eligibility***


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PRAC Coordinator

Joanne Lund



Program Disclaimer: Non-degree courses will not transfer to an accounting degree program at FAU. Must have Bachelor's Degree in Accounting to qualify.

Interested in enrolling in an FAU online Master’s Degree program? Learn more at Executive Master of Accounting or Executive Master of Taxation.