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Whether it’s the next step in your plan to earn a CPA license or simply a way to demonstrate your knowledge of accounting to your employer, the Certificate in Accounting will open the door to new opportunities. Since you can enroll at any time, you can begin today!
Application fee $50.00
Certificate applicants will complete five required courses for a total of 15 semester hours of credit. Courses may be taken in any order.
The courses required for completion of the certificate are offered through the Online Distance Learning (ODL) program. These courses are identical to those with the same titles in the undergraduate accounting program apart from the method of instruction. Faculty members approved by the Department of Accounting provide instruction for all courses. Students must successfully complete each required course with a grade of "C" or better to complete the certificate.
Advanced Electives (two required)
The certificate program is offered by Louisiana State University Continuing Education, in cooperation with the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. The College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. The program is for individuals who complete significant intermediate and advanced college-level coursework in accounting and related disciplines. This certificate is designed for working professionals who intend to pursue CPA certification or an advanced business degree, and who need to earn additional undergraduate credits in accounting.
All courses for the certificate program are offered through distance learning by LSU Distance Learning Programs. Participants may enroll at any time in these courses, and no class meetings are required. Courses are delivered via online courses. The course content and instructors are approved by the LSU Department of Accounting.
Candidates for certificates must complete all requirements within a four-year period.
Accounting Certificate Program
LSU Distance Learning Programs
1225 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803