Certified Accounting Analyst (CAA) Overview

Certified Accounting Analyst

Become a Certified Accounting Analyst (CAA)

The Certified Accounting Analyst license is America's #1 accreditation for accounting analysts.

Communicate Analysis Knowledge, Skill, Experience, and Ethics

The Certified Accounting Analyst license assures employers and clients of your accounting analysis knowledge, skill, experience, and ethics.

Overview

The Certified Accounting Analyst license is the premier accreditation for accounting analysts. The license allows you to place "CAA" behind your name and assures employers and clients of your accounting analysis knowledge, skill, experience, and ethics.

The nationally recognized Certified Accounting Analyst license helps you:

  • Distinguish yourself,
  • Build credibility,
  • Validate accounting analysis knowledge,
  • Demonstrate accounting analysis skill,
  • Verify accounting analysis experience, and
  • Confirm professional ethics.

The Certified Accounting Analyst license validates your knowledge, skill, and experience in:

  • Accounting,
  • Accounting Principles, and
  • Accounting Analysis.

You obtain and maintain your Certified Accounting Analyst license by:

  1. Passing a three part exam,
  2. Verifying accounting analysis education or experience,
  3. Agreeing to abide by a professional code of conduct, and
  4. Maintaining 16 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) each year.

Requirements

You may apply for the Certified Accounting Analyst license by education or experience.

License by Education

  1. Pass the Uniform Certified Accounting Analyst Examination,
  2. Possess a one-year Bookkeeper Certificate or Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in accounting,
  3. Agree to abide by the Certified Accounting Analyst Code of Professional Conduct,
  4. Obtain 16 hours of CPE credit each year, and
  5. Complete and Submit the Certified Accounting Analyst Application for Licensure.

Education Alternative

If you do not possess the education requirement above, you may substitute the requirement by passing the following courses:

  1. Accounting Fundamentals
  2. Accounting Principles
  3. Accounting Analysis

License by Experience

  1. Pass the Uniform Certified Accounting Analyst Examination,
  2. Possess Two-years (4,000 hours) of Accounting or Accounting Experience,
  3. Agree to Abide by the Certified Accounting Analyst Code of Professional Conduct,
  4. Obtain 16 hours of CPE credit each year, and
  5. Complete and Submit the Certified Accounting Analyst Application for Licensure.

Certified Accounting Analyst Application for Licensure

You should not complete the Certified Accounting Analyst Application for Licensure (Application) until you have passed the Uniform Certified Accounting Analyst Examination, possess the education or experience requirement, and agree to abide by the Certified Accounting Analyst Code of Professional Conduct. The 16 hours of CPE credit annual requirement begins once you obtain your Certified Accounting Analyst license.

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$100


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