Professional Accounting 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE || INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA - Master the core principles and practices of accounting being utilized in virtually every business and industry. Against the backdrop of increasing market globalization, a growing economy, and complex taxation & regulatory environments, the workforce demand for professional accountants has never been higher. Live online and/or asynchronous class options available.

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This Program is Perfect For...

...general accountants looking to advance or specialize within the field of accounting, or those in need of specific coursework to sit for the California CPA exam. Students advancing through the curriculum of this program will acquire valuable skills and insights needed to make informed financial decisions or to pursue a career in the fast-growing and increasingly global field of accounting.

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Licensure Disclosure

Completion of the UCSB PaCE Professional Accounting Certification Program does not result in CPA licensure.  While courses in this program may count toward the educational requirements for individual states' boards of accountancy, completion of this program will not, in itself, fulfill the education, professional experience or examination requirements to qualify for CPA licensure. For more information about the requirements for the CPA Licensure, students should consult the State Board of Accountancy for the State or Jurisdiction in which they are interested in practicing. 


  Public UCSB Students International
Individual Courses $685 $514 --
Estimated Certificate Cost $6,260 $4721 $18,945
    *25% Discount Available for Current UCSB Students!  Info

Transfer credit available!

Have you previously earned academic or professional units at another institution? You can apply for transfer credit towards this certificate!

Transfer credit available for courses in:

Accounting | Finance | Economics | Mathematics

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3 Easy Steps to Request Certificate

1) Log into your PaCE Student Account to verify that you have completed all Certificate requirements

2) Click here to request your certificate release

3) Check your email for a Certificate notification from, our official credential provider.

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“Was it all worth it? Yes it was! The recent job promotion and future job opportunities, the deeper understanding of Accounting, and the connection with the fellow students made it all worthwhile. I feel more confident as a professional and more accomplished as a person.”