ACCOUNTING OPENS DOORS

The key to success? Starting now.

The journey to becoming a CPA may start in an accounting class with a mere glimmer in your eye, but it can lead to a world of possibilities. See all the places you can go if you get started on the CPA path today.

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APPLY FOR COLLEGE
GRADUATE FROM
HIGH SCHOOL
CONTINUE YOUR
EDUCATION
PRESENT YOURSELF TO THE
PROFESSIONAL WORLD
GAIN EXPERIENCE
PRE-GRADUATION
GRADUATE!
TACKLE THE CPA
EXAM
GET YOUR LICENSE
WELCOME TO THE CPA COMMUNITY!

A high school student paving your path for a bright future. Since becoming your class’s Bank On It® tournament champion, you’ve been eyeing a career in accounting.

Seek out AACSB- and ACBSP-accredited colleges with reputable accounting programs.

One chapter ends. Another begins.
Hello, college life!

Gain the college credits required to sit for the CPA Exam in your state, become an AICPA student member on ThisWaytoCPA.com and join an accounting club or society on campus.

Prepare a resume, visit the career services office on campus, create a LinkedIn profile and develop professional social media accounts.

Grow your skills and understanding of the profession by gaining real-life work experience under the guidance of seasoned CPAs through internships.

Congratulations, you're a college grad!

Prepare for the CPA Exam with prep courses, study groups and a well-structured study plan, then schedule your test days. You may not pass the first time, but don't give up. You've got this! Candidates have 18 months to complete all sections of the CPA Exam.

Once you pass your exam and meet your state's experience requirements, you're ready to apply for your license.

It's official. You're a Certified Public Accountant!

Now, it's time for a promotion. Newly licensed CPAs make up to $93,500 per year, and those with more experience make far more – upward of six figures annually!

Go beyond your CPA and earn special credentials to take your career to the next level.