Certification

As a Western accounting student, faculty will not only teach you the technical skills necessary for licensing and certification, but will guide you in fulfilling the educational requirements and preparing for exams. Many are CPAs, and will encourage you to prepare and take exams while still a student. Then, you'll be ready to focus on the work requirements after you graduate.

Certified Public Accountant licensing 

CPA licensing is obtained through the state of Michigan. To become licensed as a CPA in Michigan, an applicant must complete requirements in education, work experience and examinations.

The current requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Michigan include 24 hours of accounting, including auditing. The course work also must include a study in systems and governmental accounting. 

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Uniform CPA examination

Applicants for the Uniform CPA Examination are required to have a baccalaureate degree with a concentration in accounting from an accredited college or university, consisting of 24 semester hours of accounting principles, including auditing, and 24 semester hours of general business subjects. The accounting principles include study in financial accounting, managerial accounting including cost accounting, accounting systems and controls, United States federal taxation and governmental/fund accounting.

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