Accounting Certificate Program (ACP)

The Accounting Department at BMCC offers a 30-credit non-degree certificate in accounting (ACP) that will allow students to earn accounting credits on an accelerated basis. This certificate program is designed for students who have earned baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than accounting and would like to transition to a career in accounting without having to bear the cost of enrolling in a graduate program. Depending upon the student’s undergraduate degree/discipline, the ACP can be completed in three semesters. The credits earned in this program can be applied toward the required accounting courses needed for the Uniform CPA Exam.* In addition, depending upon the student’s undergraduate discipline/degree, these credits can be applied toward the 150-credit rule. Please note, an accredited course in Auditing is required to sit for the CPA Exam and must be taken at a 4-year-institution.

Educational Requirements by State

For additional information, see NASBA

NYS Requirements for CPA Licensure- 150 hour Requirement

International Baccalaureate Degrees

Gainful Employment Disclosure


Required Common Core

Accounting Electives*
ACC 242
Taxation of Business Entities
ACC 370
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Analysis
Total Program Credits

*Depending upon a student’s undergraduate degree, the Accounting Department will advise regarding courses qualifying for elective credit. Accounting electives may also be transferred in from an accredited college.

For more information regarding the requirements for CPA Licensure and the CPA Examination, click here.

For more information, contact:
Prof. Josh Wolfson, Chair of the Accounting Department,

Prof. Sharon Brickman,

Accounting Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room F-530
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8185

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m