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At a Glance

Carroll’s CPA Exam Qualification Certificate program gives persons who already have a Bachelor’s degree the necessary additional coursework to apply for licensure to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland.

Total Credits:


Certificate Length:

30 Months

About the Certificate

If you already possess a Bachelor’s degree in any field of study and plan on preparing to sit for the Maryland CPA Exam, our CPA Exam Qualification Certificate program is for you.

Students learn accounting principles with extensive use of technology and apply this knowledge through coursework recommended by the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy on law, economics and financial statements.

Faculty assist students with the process of applying to sit for the CPA Exam, giving practical information as well as professional guidance.

Advisory Board

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Business and Accounting Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.



Transfers & Careers

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job outlook for accountants and auditors will grow 7% in the next decade. Obtaining a certification, such as becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), may improve your job prospects.

If you have already obtained a 4-year degree, you can receive the guidance and coursework necessary to sit for the Maryland CPA Exam. With our flexible courses offered on-campus, online and/or through self-study, you are on your way to an exciting career in the business world.


Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools throughout the state and across the country.  

Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by Area of Study. 


Carroll’s faculty are scholars and distinguished leaders who have industry experience, academic excellence and a passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you.