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University of North Alabama Accounting Career Completion Program: FAQs



If you have questions about the program, contact the Program Director, Dr. Mark Lawrence, at accountingcompletion@una.edu or call 256-765-4332.

Complete all forms before October 23, 2017 to be enrolled in Fall 2017 semester and complete coursework by December 7, 2017.

Spring 2018 classes will begin on November 6, 2017. Completed application forms and payment will be accepted beginning Tuesday, October 24, 2017 and registration will run through March 26, 2018. Coursework will need to be completed by May 3, 2018 to receive a grade for the spring semester.

Thank you for enrolling in the UNA Accounting Career Completion Program. As a first step, we recommend viewing the ACPP Welcome Video, which discusses important preliminary course information.

UNA is an accredited university that has been offering high-quality accounting courses for many years. We have also been offering on-line courses similar to those in the Accounting Career Completion Program since 2008. To the best of our knowledge our accounting courses have always been accepted by states when evaluating credentials for meeting the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam.*

However, every state has different requirements and the specific courses needed by individuals vary based on previous coursework taken. Therefore,make sure you check the requirements for the state where you plan to sit for the CPA Exam if you have any questions. See www.nasba.org for a listing of State Boards of Accountancy websites or Wiley CPAexcel’s State Board Requirements Section for details.

*The state of New York recently indicated that these courses can be counted toward the business hours needed to sit for the exam in New York, but not the accounting hours.

Yes. UNA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS) and the UNA College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (AACSB). Your course grade will be made available on an official UNA transcript.
Yes. However, if you have been educated outside of the United States, you must take special steps to apply for the CPA Exam. First, you must choose one of the fifty-four U.S. states and other jurisdictions in which to apply. Each state has different requirements in terms of citizenship, state residency, educational prerequisites and work experience. Trying to select the state that best matches your qualifications is time-consuming and costly if you do it on your own. In addition, you need to make sure you are choosing the correct UNA courses to qualify to sit for the CPA Exam.