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CPA Exam Prep

The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination is a pivotal step for aspiring accountants, serving as the gateway to licensure and professional recognition. Comprising of four sections (Auditing and Attestation, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation), the CPA Exam assesses a candidate’s knowledge and skills in accounting principles and practices at a level required for entry into the profession.

At Penn Highlands Community College, we understand the importance of having industry-leading study materials when preparing for the CPA exam. That’s why we have partnered with Becker, a renowned provider of CPA review courses, to offer our students access to the most current and comprehensive study materials on the market. Our CPA Exam Prep program prepares individuals to take the exam.

Passing the CPA Exam showcases an individual’s expertise and dedication, marking a key milestone to becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

The Penn Highlands Advantage

  • Students can register directly with Becker for their online prep program, but it’s more affordable through the College’s negotiated rate for our students.
  • Courses are online and asynchronous.
  • Credit classes provide a facilitator to answer questions and help students stay on track through four sequential 3-credit courses.
  • These credits contribute to the 150-credit requirement necessary for obtaining a CPA license in Pennsylvania.

Program Options

  • For-credit: Enables individuals to earn post-baccalaureate credits needed for the CPA Exam, allowing students to gain college credit while prepping for the exam.
  • Non-credit: Perfect for those with the 150 credit hours needed for the CPA Exam, but who still wish to prepare.

CPA Prep Courses (Through Becker CPA Review)

Program Costs


  • Students pay the prevailing tuition and fees for their county of residence. Please click here for our tuition and fees schedule.
  • Students must also pay a one-time fee of $1,699 for Becker CPA Review Course – Premium access.


  • The non-credit option for this program is $2,200 which includes access to the Becker CPA Review Course – Premium access.

Payment Options:

  • Payment of Balance in Full: We accept cash, check, money orders, MasterCard, and Visa. Payments may be made during regular business hours at the student payment window or via mail. Credit or debit card payments may also be made via the telephone at 814.262.6437.
  • Payment Plan: Enroll in our payment plan to make convenient monthly payments. Click here to learn more about the College’s Payment Plan.
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Why use Becker Materials?

  • Industry-Leading Material: Becker offers the most current and comprehensive CPA study materials, designed by seasoned accounting experts. These dynamic courses adapt to the constantly evolving CPA Exam, ensuring you’re always current.
  • Varied Learning Styles: Our courses accommodate all learning styles with engaging lectures, practice questions, simulations, and mock exams. Each approach reinforces knowledge and hones exam-taking skills.
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Road to Licensure

Ensure you meet the 150 semester credit hours and specific course requirements needed for the CPA exam by taking credit courses with Penn Highlands. See our extensive list of courses.

Take the First Step

Are you ready to meet Pennsylvania’s CPA licensure challenge head-on? Join our CPA Prep Exam program today and build a foundation for a successful accounting career. Together, we will turn your professional goals into achievements.