Certificate in Accounting

Now accepting Accounting Certificate applications for 2024-25!

Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Certificate in Accounting at the UW Bothell School of Business!

If you’re interested in starting our Accounting Certificate program in Fall 2024, apply now.

For general questions about the Accounting Certificate, please email bbusinfo@uw.edu.

Who should apply?


  • In-person courses taught by respected University of Washington Bothell faculty
  • Program runs Fall through Spring quarter (September through June)
  • Classes 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: $13,000
  • Non-Resident: $42,000


  • Earn 30 credit hours toward the 225-credit-hour requirement to qualify for the CPA exam
  • Fulfill prerequisite requirements for our MS Accounting degree

Application deadline & process

Submit the completed application and all required materials to bbusinfo@uw.edu.

Your application will be evaluated on the basis of submitted materials. If accepted, your application information may be shared with program instructors.

If you have questions about the application process, please call 425.352.3306.

Note: Applicants apply as Non-Matriculated students. For complete details on non-matriculated student status, applying as a non-matriculated student, and whether you must submit proof of English language proficiency, please review information on the pages below.

Applying as a non-matriculated student [uwb.edu]

Non-matriculated student FAQ [uwb.edu]

English language proficiency requirements for admission [uwb.edu]

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)
  • Proof of English language proficiency [uwb.edu] for applicants for whom English is not their native language