Accounting Essentials Certificate Curriculum

Penn Foster’s Accounting Essentials Certificate consists of four courses that are designed for those looking to learn new skills or refine current knowledge to advance in a business or accounting career. Our online classes cover accounting basics like financial accounting and managerial accounting.

Accounting Essentials


10 months

As low as $50/mo

1-800-275-4410 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

Accounting Essentials Certificate Curriculum

  • 4 courses
  • 54.7 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 16 exams
  • 3 graded projects

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 10 months
  • Average time = 11 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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