As an accounting major, you have a variety of options for certification. The “gold standard” is Certified Public Accountant (CPA). There are over half a million licensed CPAs in the United States. The CPA credential is the most recognized and broad certification you can earn. Being a CPA can open doors for many career opportunities. If the CPA is not an option for you, some other credentials you can earn include: CIA, CFE, CMA, and CISA.