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You have a goal. We can help you get there!

  • Begin a new career as an accounting assistant
  • Prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam
  • Fulfill continuing education requirements for your CPA license
  • Earn a certificate, an associate's degree, or prepare to transfer
  • Begin a new career as a tax preparer
  • Prepare for the Enrolled Agent exam (Special Enrollment Exam)
  • Become a California Tax Education Council (CTEC) registered tax preparer
  • Become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparer
  • Fulfill EA and CTEC continuing education requirements
  • Earn a certificate, an associate's degree, or prepare to transfer

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California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)

California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)CalCPA opens the door to an accounting career

The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) are your partners while you are in school, when you are preparing for the CPA exam, and when you are ready for an internship or your first job.

CSM is proud to be part of CalCPA's 100% Membership School program. All students, part-time and full-time, get a free CalCPA membership! Students without a bachelor's degree receive a free Student Membership; students with a bachelor's degree receive a free one-year Candidate Membership. Joining CalCPA also gives you a free student membership in AICPA.

As a part of this program CalCPA will award one CSM student a $2,000 scholarship each year.

Join CalCPA today!

CalCPA supports students and faculty at CSM

Attention CSM student groups and faculty! CalCPA will host events, provide guest speakers, and make contributions to support CSM students. You can request resources from CalCPA and get the help you need to connect students to a career in accounting.