CPA Preparation Certificate of Completion

The CPA Preparation Certificate of Completion is offered to students needing to complete the necessary credits to sit for the CPA exam or to complete CPA Preparation Coursework at Dickinson State University. Students can complete as few as 3 credits, or as many as 24. To earn this COC, students must be eligible to sit for the ND CPA examination. (Not financial aid eligible on its own).

NOTE: In order to be awarded the Certificate of Completion CPA Preparation, a student must complete three or more semester hours at Dickinson State University in courses with a prefix of ACCT, BADM, ENTR, FIN, or MRKT, and meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Certificate of Completion available in Bismarck and online


This certificate of completion is intended for students who hold a degree from this or any other accredited university who are attempting to fulfill the requirements to sit for the CPA exam as listed below:

1. Bachelor degree or above with accounting concentration (or equivalent)

2. 150 semester units from an accredited university

3. 24 semester hours of accounting courses (300 level and above)

4. 24 semester hours from any Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship courses, including up to 3 semester hours of Economics