License Comparision

Which License is Right for You?

Licenses provide employers and clients assurance that you are trustworthy and competent and possess knowledge, skill, experience, and ethics.

ATU administers the training and testing for the following nationally recognized licenses:

Comparison

Requirements CPB
CAP
CQA
CPS
Application by Education        
1. Pass the National Uniform Examination
2. Possess an Accredited Education1
3. Agree to Abide by the Code of Professional Conduct
4. Complete and Submit the Application for Licensure
5. Obtain Certified Professional Education (CPE) Annually2 24 24 16 16
Education Alternative - Complete the following courses:        
Accounting Fundamentals Course
Accounting Principles Course    
Payroll Fundamentals Course
QuickBooks Fundamentals Course
Tax Fundamentals Course      
Application by Experience        
1. Pass the National Uniform Examination
2. Possess Two-years (4,000 hours) of Experience3
3. Agree to Abide by the Code of Professional Conduct
4. Obtain Certified Professional Education (CPE) Annually 24 24 16 16
5. Complete and Submit the Application for Licensure
National Uniform Examination        
Accounting Fundamentals
Accounting Principles    
Payroll Fundamentals
QuickBooks Fundamentals
Tax Fundamentals      

1 Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in accounting
2 The CPE requirement begins when you obtain your license.
3 CAP experience must be under the supervision of a licensed Certified Public Accountant.