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Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate)

Pursue Your Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate Online

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Our Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) program is designed to provide flexible accounting training in federal income taxes, accounting information systems, and auditing. You will have the opportunity to study financial, managerial, and cost accounting as you move from intermediate- to advanced-level coursework.

Coursework for this 36-credit-hour post-bachelor’s accounting certificate online program covers auditing and accounting principles, skills, and insights. You will have the opportunity to learn financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, taxes, accounting information systems, auditing, and more. Plus, with three electives, you could also customize your program to your future goals in areas like fraud prevention, forensic accounting, and corporate taxation.

At Post, we are dedicated to providing a personalized learning experience, even as you seek to complete your certificate in accounting online. Our staff is here to answer questions you may have or help you through challenges you may face. From the moment you enroll at Post University, you will be supported by a personal academic advisor. They will provide guidance at every step of your educational experience to help you succeed.

What can I do with a Certificate in Accounting?

Upon completion of this program, you will have had the chance to develop skills to perform ethically, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Your education offers the opportunity to develop skills for auditing, accounting, tax examination, and more.

The Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) program is not designed to fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure requirements in an individual state; however, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements.


Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice. 

The following table shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:


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At Post University, we are here to help you succeed every step of the way. Our programs are led by learning professionals with relevant industry experience. They are often able to provide additional insight into the field.

Pursue your certificate in accounting online at Post University. Contact us to enroll in the Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate).

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree.

Benefits of Earning a Certificate in Accounting Online

  • Online accounting students receive support from a personal Post team focused on their academic success
  • Learn from industry professionals in interactive courses
  • No class times or set login times for your online accounting courses



Can I get a certificate in accounting?

You could. If you have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to gain specialized knowledge and skills in the field, a post-baccalaureate accounting certificate offers higher-level classes that could help you build skills for accounting or auditing.

Is it worth getting a certificate in accounting online?

It may well be. Earning a Post University Certificate in Accounting may be worth it for many reasons, from gaining accounting skills and knowledge to perhaps expanding opportunities down the line in your career.

What certification is best for accounting?

First things first, certification does not equal credential. If you are looking for relevant credential opportunities for the accounting field, there are several you could pursue, including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Which credential you choose to pursue depends on which path you would like to take in the accounting field. The Post University Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) program is not designed to fulfill certification or licensure requirements, but it may be used to partially fulfill them.

How long does it take to get an accounting certificate?

The online Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) program was created to offer a flexible learning option. The certificate offers training in financial, managerial, and cost accounting along with federal income taxes and auditing.

The Certificate in Accounting requires 36 credit hours and typically takes 14 months to complete. To learn more about certificate requirements view the course catalog.

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