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Your Accounting Career BEgins Here

Thinking about becoming a CPA or just weighing your career choices? We are here to help you kickstart your journey by providing the tools you need along the way.

Becoming a CPA can be challenging, and we are here to support you on your journey. By becoming a UACPA member, you'll have tools and resources at your fingertips. Plus, it's free! Sign up here.

Learn What It Takes 
To Become a CPA

The AICPA's CPA Exam Team created this guide to show the benefits of a career as a CPA, learn about the licensure process and eligibility and links to sample tests and other resources. Learn more.

Why Become a CPA

Becoming a CPA is one way to secure your future with numerous benefits both professionally and personally. Some of the key advantages include:

  1. Professional Credibility. The CPA designation is widely recognized in the accounting and finance industry. It demonstrates a high level of competence, ethical standards and dedication to the profession.
  2. Career Flexibility. Having a CPA license gives you opportunity for various career paths ranging from public accounting, auditing, corporate finance, government, nonprofit and consulting.
  3. Increased Earning Potential. Through specialized knowledge and skills, CPAs have opportunities for higher compensation.
  4. Job Security. Employers value the expertise and reliability that comes with the designation and the demand for skiilled accounting professionals remains strong.
  5. Continuous Learning Opportunities. Maintaining a CPA license requires ongoing education, ensuring you stay updated with the latest industry trends, regulations and best practices. 

Benefits for UACPA Student members