Earn the credentials necessary to take the Kentucky CPA examination and develop the skills to pass it.
Certificate – Accounting Overview
Enhance your professional outlook by earning an accounting certificate online with Campbellsville University. As the field of accounting continues to expand every year, you can develop the competitive edge necessary to capture the interest of employers through our fast and affordable certificate program.
Developed by business leaders, our online accounting certificate is designed to unlock the doors to countless career opportunities by preparing you for the state CPA exam. Kentucky exam participants must have at least 150 university credits, including 39 credits in business-related studies, 27 of which must be in accounting. Combined with an undergraduate degree, this certificate provides all accounting hours required to sit for the exam.
In addition, the core courses of this program focus solely on the key accounting topics you need to understand for a successful career. As a student, you’ll receive instruction based on current industry trends so you can develop vital skills for today’s workforce.
You’ll also receive the opportunity to share ideas with your classmates and interact directly with your educators through our online learning platform. Supported by years of industry experience, our accounting educators are determined to help you succeed in your career. As you study at your own pace and complete assignments on your own schedule, your educators will be there to provide guidance and academic support every step of the way.
Through a private learning environment and our faith-based curriculum, Campbellsville University strives to offer the best educational experience available. Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In addition, our online accounting certificate is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Our online accounting certificate program includes nine courses for a total of 27 credit hours. Students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-business field must complete four additional courses in Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, or Information Technology, totaling 39 credit hours for the program.
- ACC 223 Accounting Principles I
- ACC 224 Accounting Principles II
- ACC 351 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACC 354 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACC 421 Auditing
- ACC 431 Advanced Accounting I
Select three courses from the following (nine credit hours):
- ACC 330 Accounting Information Systems
- ACC 362 Cost Accounting
- ACC 410 Federal Taxation I
- ACC 442 Advanced Accounting II
- ACC 452 Federal Taxation II
To apply to Campbellsville University’s accounting certificate online, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application.
- Submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended to the Office of Admissions. Transcript must include a complete record of all courses attempted.
*For all certificate students, a minimum of 21 credit hours must be completed at Campbellsville University.
Costs & Financial Aid
The online accounting certificate costs $424 per credit hour. To help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
Students can transfer a maximum of eighteen credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
Campbellsville University is a Military Friendly School® and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students who are veterans or currently serving the U.S. military at home or abroad can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in Accounting
Graduates of Campbellsville University’s online accounting certificate program can apply their expertise to a variety of careers in the accounting field. Potential career outcomes include:
- Certified public accountant
- Accounting clerk
- Budget analyst
- Tax accountant
Why CU Online?
Focused on Your Growth
Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.
Affordable and Convenient
Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
- Yes. We offer a generous transfer policy for our online degree programs. Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.
- Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
- You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.