Accounting Certificate

Get a fast start on your Masters of Science in Accountancy or CPA requirement with a fully online accounting certificate. The country’s recent economic growth has increased the need for employees with accounting skills. With an accounting certificate, completed in only 6 months, you can quickly join the growing field of accountancy.

Who Should Attend

This program is for students who plan to pursue a certificate, MSA or CPA but do not have the time or resources to commute to CSUSB. This certificate includes a component to prepare students for the CPA exam.

Certificate Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a certificate of completion from California State University, San Bernardino and be prepared for the CPA exam.


High School diploma

Course waiver

Equivalent courses taken at other colleges or universities may be subsituted in place of courses in the program. 

Length of Program

6 months - Student is expected to take 2 classes each session in order to complete the program in 6 months


$300 per unit.
Total program: $10,800 (9 courses, 36 units total)


  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Auditing Clerks
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Senior Accounting Assistant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Financial Clerks

68,150 Median Yearly Salary

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