If your goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant, you should select Professional Accountant plan. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher that includes the equivalent of ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302 and an approved three-hour upper level business course. If these courses were not included in the bachelor’s degree curriculum, they must be completed in order to be admitted into the advanced technical certificate program.