CPA Completion

CPA Completion Certificate, Penn State Abington

Program Overview

Do you have your degree in business or accounting and are now interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant?

We have designed a program just for you! We offer courses that are an excellent way for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and who wish to complete the course work to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.

This includes courses in accounting directly related to preparation for the exam, as well as professional preparation for public or industry accounting. 

Each student meets with our faculty advisor who reviews your transcript to determine which courses you need to take to meet your objectives.


Program Objectives

Designed to provide students with a broad and thorough understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting practices, to keep students abreast of innovations in the field, and to enhance proficiency in accounting-related functions such as financial analysis and data interpretation.

This professional program is ideal if you wish to enter the accounting field or if you are a current accounting professional who wants to update your skills.

You can complete coursework toward the educational requirements to take the CPA exam, boost your marketability, prepare for a career change or advancement in the accounting field, and demonstrate a commitment to professional development.


Before you register for any courses, we strongly suggest you meet with our faculty advisor, James Izzo, CPA who can review your college transcript to assist you in creating a customized plan.


Eva Klein
Eva Klein
Employment Facts


“Accountants and auditors are expected to experience much faster than average employment growth from 2008-18. Job opportunities should be favorable; accountants and auditors who have a professional certification, especially CPAs, should have the best prospects.”

“Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Registration Information


Enrollment as a nondegree student does not imply admission to the university.

To register, complete Undergraduate Nondegree Student Credit Application Mailed or fax to 215-881- 7825. In person – 121 Sutherland Building, Mon-Thur, 8am-9pm. or Fri, 8am-5pm.

Pay for your classes by submitting a check or money order by mail or in person at the Bursar's Office, 122A Sutherland (9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday).

Prior to the first day of the semester students may cancel their registration without financial penalty. Students scheduling classes after the first day of the semester will be assessed a late registration and late payment fee.