This on-ground certificate program is effective for tax professionals seeking to stay relevant in their field, to expand their skills, or to enhance their previous degree. The tax certificate will help a student meet the requirements of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and liscensure preparation, or meet requirements for continuing professional education for CPAs. Pre-Master’s Certificate students must have a bachelor’s degree and have completed either ACC 201 or one semester of financial accounting. Post-Master’s Certificate students may enter the certificate program after obtaining a Master of Science in Taxation degree, an LL.M. in Taxation program, or any similar advanced degree in taxation.
Students must have completed ACC 201 or one semester of financial accounting.
Foundation Course (if required; necessity based on previous coursework)
- TAX 593 Tax and Business Taxation I
- TAX 501 and two 500-level tax courses
- Any three 500-level tax courses not completed in the previous five year period.
Please see course descriptions for the full list of 500-level tax courses; prerequisites apply.
Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement
For the most recent year colleges were requested to report data, occupations in which graduates typically find employment after completing the Taxation Certificate include Tax Examiners and Collectors, Revenue Agents and Tax Preparers. Further information on occupations may be found at http://online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk/ and entering the SOC code of 13-2080. The normal time frame for completing the certificate is 4 semesters if a student takes the foundation and required courses. The normal time frame for completing the certificate is 3 semesters if a student takes only required courses. For students who had to complete the foundation course, we estimate that tuition and fees would total $7,808 and that books and supplies would total $756. For students who had to complete only required course, we estimate that tuition and fees would total $5,856 and that books and supplies would total $567. Walsh College is not required disclose the median loan debt and on-time completion rate of students when less than 10 students completed the program during the reported calendar year.