Public Accounting Certificate

Get the training you need to be ready to take the CPA exam and get your CPA certification.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting is housed in the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. This certificate is designed to develop skills and knowledge to pass the four parts of the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam: Auditing, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation. This program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate accounting degree or its equivalent. (Students who have earned a degree other than in accounting may be required to complete up to 30 hours of foundational accounting course work before beginning the Public Accounting program.)

Campus Centers, Online & Parkville

Graduate Certification – 12 hours


Kirby R. Brown

Dean, College of Management

Dr. Greg Moore

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Associate Professor of Finance

Dr. Stacy Yeager-Okosi

Director of Masters of Business Administration
Assistant Professor

Jolene Lampton

Dr. Jolene A. Lampton

Professor of Management/Accounting

The Public Accounting Certificate at Park University will get you the skills and knowledge needed to help individuals, businesses, and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals.

students at graduation


The Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting meets eligibility requirements in the State of Missouri. Successful completion will enable students to attain a graduate certificate while accumulating the required 150 credit hours toward the CPA credential and preparing to sit for the CPA exam. Students planning to sit for the CPA exam in other states may need to meet additional requirements.

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.