Certificate In Accounting Min
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total
Next Start Date
Oct 24, 2022
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Pursue a Rewarding Career with Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

Do you want to gain specialized skills in accounting so you can change jobs or handle new responsibilities in your current career? Liberty University’s 100% online undergraduate accounting certificate provides foundational knowledge of methods and practices to prepare you for the accounting discipline. Whether you’re taking the first step toward pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting or you are seeking to improve your skills, our online accounting courses can help equip you with the foundational knowledge of finance, business, and management you need to succeed in many competitive business industries.

With a convenient and flexible 100% online format, you can complete your accounting training without having to travel to a campus. Liberty University’s online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting can help you get the skills and knowledge you need while you stay connected with your current job and your community. If you need accounting courses without committing to a full degree, then Liberty’s 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting can help you get the training you need.

Certificate in Accounting Potential Career Options

Our Accounting Certificate can help you prepare for several career paths. Depending on your current knowledge, education level, and experience, there are many different positions that could benefit from our accredited Accounting Certificate:

  • Accounting technician or assistant
  • Accounts payable or receivable specialist
  • Auditing clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial reporting clerk
  • Junior accountant

The managerial, communication, and analytical skills that you gain from our certificate in accounting can be an asset in many other aspects of the business world as you pursue positions of added responsibility. Additionally, the credits from this certificate may transfer directly into the bachelor’s in accounting and data analysis online, which can help prepare you to sit for the CPA exam. Already have a bachelor’s degree? The courses in this certificate satisfy the admission prerequisites for our MS in Accounting. Take the next step towards your personal and professional goals with an accounting certificate from Liberty University.

Additional education or training may be required for some jobs or occupations. Conferral of a certificate does not guarantee job placement.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook at Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (viewed online June 14, 2021). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting?

Liberty University’s mission is to equip students with a solid understanding of accounting principles through our carefully selected foundational courses. Each course in our online undergraduate accounting certificate is offered 100% online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community while you complete your education. 

By earning your undergraduate accounting certificate online at Liberty University, you can become equipped to enter the workforce with valuable accounting knowledge and skills.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

While researching the best online accounting certificate programs, you may have questions about how Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting can help you meet your career goals. Below are a few common questions about studying accounting at Liberty University.

How can I get accounting training online?

Is an undergraduate certificate in accounting worth it?

What can I do with an accounting certificate?

What is the difference between an accounting certificate and a degree? What should I choose between an accounting certificate vs. a degree?

What Will You Learn in the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting?

Our online undergraduate certificate in accounting provides world-class education in seven foundational business and accounting courses that will help you transition into an accounting role in your current field, or provide the additional training you need to take the first steps toward a career in accounting.

Through this program, you will learn how to complete basic transactions and manage general ledger accounts while learning the fundamentals of managerial accounting with an emphasis on financial accounting and statement analysis. You will also receive an overview of business law and the principles of management that will add to your value as a future accounting professional.

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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting Program Highlights

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online accounting certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 7 years — and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • You can complete our online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting in about 3 semesters.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended and complete the High School Self-Certification form. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • High School Self-Certification form and official high school transcripts within first 12 credit hours
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**Please note: You cannot be accepted into this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.