CPA Educational Requirements

If you want to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you will need to have a Bachelor’s Degree that focuses on accounting. Courses that may be required in your state include taxation, auditing, financial accounting, and management accounting.

The future CPA will also need to take courses in business like economics, business law, business ethics, marketing, management, and finance. The CPA student must be of upstanding moral character and be able to pass the state exam to be certified. In some states, certain auditing and financial jobs are only allowed to done by a CPA.