Certificate in Accounting

Now accepting applications with unofficial transcripts

Since our campus is currently closed, we are accepting applications to this program with unofficial transcripts. 

To apply, email the application and required application material to bbusinfo@uw.edu.


Who Should Apply?

Those who:

  • Currently work in the accounting field and want to meet the requirements for CPA examination
  • Have a degree in Business and now want additional accounting coursework, including pursuing a Masters of Science in Accounting


  • All courses are taught in person by highly respected University of Washington Bothell faculty
  • Program runs Autumn through Spring quarter (September through June)
  • Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45-10:00 p.m.


  • Intermediate Accounting 1, 2 & 3
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Federal Income Taxation


  • BA or BS degree in Business Administration


Estimated total tuition cost:

  • Resident: $10,750
  • Non-Resident: $34,750


  • Earn 30 credit hours toward the 225 credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam, including all upper level credits
  • Satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the MS Accounting degree

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Application Deadline: Applications are accepted until the program reaches capacity. Students will receive course registration information upon acceptance into the certificate program.

Address to Submit Application: Email the completed application form with all required materials to bbusinfo@uw.edu.   Please do not send any paper documents by postal mail to the School of Business, since the campus is temporarily closed and working remotely.

Note: Your application will be evaluated on the basis of the materials you submit. If accepted into the program, your application information may be shared with the instructors in the program.

If you have questions about the application process, please call 425-352-3277 or 425-352-5113.

Note: Students completing the certificate program are Non-Matriculated.


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Required Application Materials

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official Transcript (showing awarded Bachelor's degree)
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Interest explaining your relevant experience and knowledge of the field, as well as your interest in and expectations of the program (250 words maximum)