The Certificate in Professional Accountancy is designed for students and accounting professionals with a bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent, who need the additional four courses to meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in Florida. The Certificate program, which can be completed in two to three semesters, requires successful completion (must earn an overall GPA of 3.0) of four of the following graduate courses(Not all courses are offered online every semester. This course list is subject to change.):
According to The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) website, "no credit will be given for courses which duplicate another course for which the applicant has received credit". If you have taken any of the Certificate courses for undergraduate credit, you will need to choose another course from the list. We strongly advise that you have your transcripts reviewed by the DBPR before applying to the Certificate program to ensure that you do not duplicate courses you have completed at other Universities.
In order to apply for the Certificate in Professional Accountancy, you must currently be a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student at the University of West Florida. In addition, you must have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in accounting at the time you complete the application. Equivalency is defined as successful completion of the Foundational Proficiencies courses required for the Master of Accountancy degree. Students who are not graduates of the UWF Accounting Program will also need to supply a copy of their undergraduate transcripts. The copy of the transcripts should be sent to the MAcc Advisor by mail (Department of Accounting and Finance, 11000 University Parkway, Building 76, Pensacola, FL 32514), by email (email@example.com), or by fax (850.473.7060). A graduate admissions test (GMAT/GRE) is not required for the Certificate in Professional Accountancy.