Career Studies Certificate in Accounting
Northern Virginia Community College

Program Details

The online Career Studies Certificate in Accounting program from Northern Virginia Community College provides students with the accounting courses needed to meet the requirements of the Virginia Board for Accountancy to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy (C.P.A.) examination. To meet the educational requirements to sit for the Virginia CPA exam, students must obtain from one or more accredited institutions or from the National College at least 120 semester hours of education, a baccalaureate or higher degree, and an accounting concentration or equivalent. Courses cover topics in:

  • Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Principles of Federal Taxation
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing


  • ACCUPLACER placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges