Although professional certification is not required to be an accountant, we encourage our accounting majors to earn such credentials. Many employers recommend or require professional certification as a condition for advancement.
Certification opportunities include:
- Certified public accountant (CPA)
CPA certification requires a bachelor's degree and 150 hours of college credit. CPA candidates may choose to earn a master's degree, but a master's degree is not required.
- Certified management accountant (CMA)
- Certified fraud examiner (CFE)
- Certified fraud specialist (CFS)
- Certified internal auditor (CIA)
Did you know?
Certification increases job security and earning potential.