Accounting Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Accounting Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is designed to prepare students, with non-accounting undergraduate degrees, to have the prerequisite knowledge to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam.

This certificate is designed to help students in different careers to gain the knowledge to make a successful transition into an accounting career. Providing students with the academic foundation to obtain a professional certification is key to their preparation.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • ACCT F261X
  • ACCT F262

Certificate Program Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 30 credits
Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

Code Title Credits
Complete all of the following courses: 18
ACCT F330 Income Tax 3
ACCT F342 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
ACCT F361 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT F362 Intermediate Accounting II 3


   OR ACCT F452

Internal and Government Auditing


AIS F316 Accounting Information Systems 3
Complete 4 of the following:  12
ACCT F401 Advanced Accounting  
ACCT F404 Advanced Cost Accounting and Controllership  
ACCT F414 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting  
ACCT F430 Advanced Taxes  
ACCT F472 Internal and Government Auditing  

BA F454

   OR BA F421

Student Investment Fund

   OR Business Analytics


View the full program requirements for the Accounting Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the UAF catalog.

Note about the CPA Exam

This certificate program is designed to meet the requirements to take the CPA exam in Alaska.  If you will be practicing in a state other than Alaska, you can check their requirements at the link below to determine whether this program will meet your needs.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
NOTE: Scroll down to the section beginning with "Choose a jurisdiction below to begin the Exam process" and select your state of interest.