CPA Certificate Program

​​​​​​This primarily online accounting program is designed with working professionals in mind. We offer the required courses needed to take the certified public accountant examination (CPA exam) by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

About the Program​​

The Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy may be a good fit for you if you have already received your bachelor’s degree and wish to prepare yourself to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam in the state of Texas.


Did you know?

Before you can take the CPA exam, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy requires completion of specific upper-level accounting courses. Our courses meet these requirements and have been recognized by the TSBPA as qualifying educational credits for the CPA examination. Classes are offered primarily online.


Let's crunch some numbers. 

104Kcurrently Employed
15KAnnual Projected Job Openings
$85KAnnual median salary
7%Annual growth (2020-2023)

This data was collected from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and CareerOneStop for accountants and auditors in the state of Texas as of May 2021.

Steps To Enroll

You must first complete a bachelor’s degree before starting this program. If you have your bachelor’s and are new to Dallas College, complete the admissions application as a transfer student. If you have any questions about the CPA exam eligibility re​quirements or the CPA Program in general at Dallas College, please contact one of our lead faculty below. They are available to help you stay on the correct path for course completion and to submit your letter of intent to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.


Professor Craig Black

Professor Keith Baker


Dallas College CPA Certificate students who have completed at least 15 semester hours of upper-level accounting toward the award and meet other requirements specified on the linked application are eligible to apply for annual scholarship dollars.

To apply, students must complete the first section of the application and then send it to Accounting Chair Dawson at who will complete the second section and then forward it on to for final processing and selection to the extent that funds exist.

Start Scholarship Application Process

Important: A student who receives an award from the TBA Accounting Student Scholarship Program and who does not take at least one section of the CPA examination administered by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy within three years of submitting the Application of Intent is required to reimburse the Board, on demand, for all funds the student received from this scholarship program.


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