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To learn how professional certification could help you in your career and explore whether Universal Accounting®’s at-home learning model is right for you, please give us a call. A friendly and knowledgeable UAC advisor would be happy to help you explore your options and uncover the right training solution and business plan to suit you.
Alf Bostrom, the founder of UAC, created our school with you in mind. During his 35 years in accounting, Alf noticed a deficiency in the university and college training programs for small business owners. Universities tended to orient their instruction toward the needs of large corporations, ignoring the daily tasks critical to a small business owner. UAC aims to give accountants the tools to specifically help small businesses.
To be admitted to one of Universals’ programs, applicants must have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate, and be beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance, as prescribed by Utah law (see Rule 152-34-4(3) of the Utah Administrative Code). To register for one of Universal’s income tax preparation courses, the student must have completed the Professional Bookkeeper™ program, or obtain a favorable review through interviewing with a Universal instructor or administrator.
Universal’s Professional Bookkeeper™ Professional Tax Preparer™ and QuickBooks Specialist™ designations are recognized by employers worldwide as the gold standard in small business training. In addition, graduates of a Universal Accounting® program will be provided with a Graduation Certificate for each completed field of study. Universal will also provide a Letter of Recommendation regarding the skills you have learned.
1) Flexible Distance Learning – Universal Accounting® programs are delivered through rich and engaging training videos, so you can get the skills to advance your career in a way that fits your life and learning style. That means no commute, no strict schedule, and no campus fees. Lessons can be reviewed as needed so you can fit learning around work, family, and other responsibilities. 2) Accelerated Training – Get the skills you need to advance your career, without spending years or even months in school. This highly focused program was developed to give you the knowledge you need to succeed without unnecessary filler.  3) Career Support – As a UAC graduate, you’ll have the know-how to build your career and even start your own business – but you’re far from on your own. You can feel confident knowing you’re backed by experienced professionals who are happy to help, even long after you’ve finished your courses.
The tuition for each program varies and current promotions may apply. Tutions paid in full may be eligible for additional discounts. Student financing options are offered to all students with a simple down payment and recurring monthly payments for 12+ months. To determine which program(s) best meet your needs and know of any enrollment discounts please call 877-833-7909 or schedule a convenient time to speak now.
Yes, upon registration students are provided with workbooks and other classroom materials necessary to complete the course. The appropriate distance-learning instructional videos will be provided as well.
Yes, upon registration students are provided with workbooks and other classroom materials necessary to complete the course. The appropriate distance-learning instructional videos will be provided as well.
You’ll have lifetime access to continual resources and support from experienced accounting professionals – even after you finish and are working in the field.
Universal’s job placement assistance program consists of resume preparation, resume placement strategies and successful interviewing techniques. Graduates receiving the Professional Bookkeeper™ designation will be assigned a Personal Achievement Coach to assist them in their career pursuit. While we may provide job attainment information, we cannot make guarantees for employment.

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