If you prefer a more relaxed pace, you can earn your certificate in 12 months on a normal schedule.
Accounting Certification Preparation
You’ll also have access to a wide array of student resources such as:
Earning industry-recognized credentials like a CPA license or the CMA certification are a great way to demonstrate to employers that you have the skills needed to perform specific job functions. In some instances, having these credentials may be required to qualify for particular roles or advance within an organization.
We think so! Our program is designed to teach you essential skills, with continuous support and guidance from our experienced faculty. In addition, all Keller students have access to our Career Services Resources, including certified career coaches and résumé writers7 to help you hit the ground running before and after graduation.
It depends on your personal and professional goals. While a master’s degree may help you qualify for higher-level jobs, earning a graduate certificate in accounting is a great way to build your resume and prepare to pursue the CPA or CMA exam.
1Accelerated schedule assumes full-time enrollment (9 credit hours) for 2 consecutive semesters. Normal schedule assumes full-time enrollment (6 credit hours) for 3 consecutive semesters.
2Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
3Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest.
Coursework may qualify for credit towards the State Board of Accountancy requirements. However, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the state board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying to determine whether they have completed the appropriate credit hours and coursework to qualify to take the CPA exam.
Employees of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are not in a position to determine an individual’s eligibility to take the CPA exam or satisfy licensing
4Students selecting the Certified Public Accountant Exam Preparation option must take ACCT555 to satisfy prerequisite requirements.
6Each student is allotted a set number of hours of tutoring per academic session through www.tutor.com (available 24/7). Additional tutoring services are also available through www.DevryTutors.com.
7Our Certified University Career Coaches are certified by The Academies (www.theacademies.com). Our Certified Professional Résumé Writers are certified by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (https://parwcc.com/page/CPRW).