Graduate Certificate in Accounting
American Public University System

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Accounting through American Public University provides a career-relevant education in accounting.  American Public University’s high-quality business programs are designed to meet the needs of the working professionals, including mid-career accounting professionals.  Fulfill the educational requirements to take the CPA exam through studies including but not limited to:

  • Decision-making
  • Evaluation
  • Ethics codes and behaviors

Students will develop an essential set of skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and analysis.  Through an entirely online format, students will take on various multimedia forms, building communicative skills in an engaging, flexible environment.  Courses are aligned with industry standards through consultation with business leaders in today’s competitive and challenging marketplace.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

Applicants must have completed the following coursework:

  • Auditing: 3 credit hours
  • Cost Accounting or Managerial Accounting: 3 credit hours
  • Individual Federal Taxation: 3 credit hours
  • Intermediate Accounting: 6 credit hours