Types of Accounting Certifications 

As an accounting major, you have a variety of options for certification. The “gold standard” is Certified Public Accountant (CPA). While 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 business career opportunities. If the CPA is not an option for you, some other credentials you can earn include:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Management Accountant
Certified Internal Auditor