Enhance your knowledge of accounting principles and practices with an Accounting Certificate online from Southern New Hampshire University. Whether the certificate in accounting is your first step toward a degree or a means to improve your skills, the program provides the training you'll need in today's competitive workplace. You'll learn how to interpret and use financial statements and apply financial, managerial and accounting principles.
*This is our Undergraduate Accounting Certificate. If you are interested in higher level education, see our Graduate Certificate in Accounting.
SNHU’s accounting online certification will provide you with the basic accounting skills you need to succeed in an entry-level position.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your accounting certificate online at SNHU include:
SNHU's accounting certificate online program gives you a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices and prepare you for entry-level accounting positions in nearly every industry.
Accounting is a growing occupation. Career opportunities in this field are expected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Stricter regulation in the financial sector is creating demand for educated and tech-savvy accounting services, opening up more opportunities for accounting clerks.
Please note: Students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree or certificate. If you wish to follow the traditional CPA track upon graduation, you'll need to verify you meet all requirements to sit for the exam. Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state, so it's best to review your state-specific requirements. For state-by-state educational requirements, consult the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For state-by-state CPA licensing requirements, consult the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA.
The curriculum will give you a foundation in essential accounting principles and practices. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in accounting, taxation and fraud examination.
Total Credits: 18
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.