All students at Saint Martin's who graduate with a degree in accounting must take a Washington State Board of Accountancy's certification examination. The following certifications, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed in the U.S. depending on which career path a graduate chooses. It is important that Saint Martin's students take the steps necessary to remain eligible to take the exam, prepare properly and successfully enroll for the exam. Saint Martin's students must closely follow the Washington State Board of Accountancy application process for licensing as a Washington candidate to become a competitive job applicant in accounting.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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Examination and Application Process for Individual Licensing

To be eligible to take the CPA exam, you must have completed:

  • At least 150 semester credits of college education, including:
  • A baccalaureate degree or higher
  • 24 semester credits in accounting subjects with 15 credits at the upper or graduate level
  • 24 semester credits in business administration subjects

 

To apply for your Washington State CPA license as a Washington candidate, you will need to:

  1. Schedule and pass CPA exam.
  2. Verify that you have met the good character requirements (this will be done on your application).
  3. Verify that you completed a course and an examination on materials covering all of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and have obtained a score of 90% or better on the exam
  4. Verify that your experience is qualified and complete an 'Experience Affidavit'.
  5. Verify that if it has been more than four years since you passed the CPA exam, that you have completed the following Continuing Professional Education (CPE):
    1. 120 hours within the 36 months immediately preceding the date you submit your application. This is limited to 24 CPE hours in nontechnical subject areas.
    2. Four hours in Board approved ethics and regulations applicable to the practice of public accounting in Washington State within six months immediately preceding the date you submit your application.
  6. Verify that you have reviewed an example of what your CPE reporting period will be for your first renewal
  7. Complete the license application.

How to receive discounts for CPA Review materials:

Saint Martin's University is currently enrolled in the Gleim CPA Academic Site License Program. This allows students to receive discounts when CPA review materials are ordered directly from Gleim. To order CPA review materials at the discounted prices, call 800.874.5346 and dial 'zero' to speak with an Accounting Sales Consultant.

  • You may also order from the Gleim website and complete the following steps:
  • Choose Washington from the drop-down menu, then click Continue
  • Click on the Saint Martin's University link
  • Complete the order form, including your student email for verification
  • Make sure you order your materials before you graduate! Alumni do not qualify for these prices.

Currently-enrolled students will receive the following prices*:

MATERIALSRETAIL PRICESSITE LICENSE PRICE
PREMIUM REVIEW SYSTEM (4 SECTIONS)$1299.00$1169.10
PREMIUM REVIEW SYSTEM (1SECTION)$375.00$337.50

TRADITIONAL REVIEW SYSTEM (4 SECTIONS)

$1049.00$944.10
TRADITIONAL REVIEW SYSTEM (1 SECTION)

 

$299.00$269.10
BOOK AND TEST PREP$175.00 PER SECTION$115.00 PER SECTION

AUDIO DOWNLOADS

$89.95 PER SECTION$50.00 PER SECTION
SIMULATION WIZARD$99.95 PER SECTION$50.00 PER SECTION

If you purchase the Review System, Gleim guarantees your materials are current for 18 months and that testers will pass on the first try. Follow the link below for more information:

*These are not charges from SMU and are not part of your tuition. 

 

 

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

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Examination and Application Process for Individual Licensing

Examination and Application Process for Individual Licensing

To be eligible to take the CMA exam, you must have completed:

  • At least 150 semester credits of college education, including:
  • A baccalaureate degree or higher
  • 24 semester credits in accounting subjects with 15 credits at the upper or graduate level
  • 24 semester credits in business administration subjects

To apply for your Washington State CMA license as a Washington candidate, you will need to:

  1. Schedule and pass CMA exam.
  2. Verify that you have met the good character requirements (this will be done on your application).
  3. Verify that you completed a course and an examination on materials covering all of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and have obtained a score of 90% or better on the exam.
  4. Verify that your experience is qualified and complete an 'Experience Affidavit'.
  5. Verify that if it has been more than four years since you passed the CMA exam, that you have completed the following Continuing Professional Education (CPE):
    1. 120 hours within the 36 months immediately preceding the date you submit your application. This is limited to 24 CPE hours in nontechnical subject areas.
    2. Four hours in board approved ethics and regulations applicable to the practice of public accounting in Washington State within six months immediately preceding the date you submit your application.
  6. Verify that you have reviewed an example of what your CPE reporting period will be for your first renewal.
  7. Complete the license application.

How to receive discounts for CMA Review materials:

Saint Martin's University is currently enrolled in the Gleim CMA Academic Site License Program. This allows students to receive discounts when CMA review materials are ordered directly from Gleim. To order CMA review materials at the discounted prices, call 800.874.5346 and dial 'zero' to speak with an Accounting Sales Consultant.

You may also order from the Gleim website and complete the following steps:

  • Choose Washington from the drop-down menu, then click Continue.
  • Click on the Saint Martin's University link.
  • Complete the order form, including your student email for verification.
  • Make sure you order your materials before you graduate! Alumni do not qualify for these prices.

Currently-enrolled students will receive the following prices:

MATERIALSRETAIL PRICESITE LICENSE PRICE
REVIEW SYSTEM (2 PARTS)$799.95$719.96
REVIEW SYSTEM (1 PART)$449.95$404.96
GLEIM ONLINE$249.95 PER PART$175.00 PER PART
BOOK AND TEST PREP$199.95 PER PART$140.00 PER PART
AUDIO DOWNLOADS$119.95 PER PART$80.00 PER PART

 

*These are not charges from SMU and are not part of your tuition. 

If you purchase the Review System, Gleim guarantees your materials are current for 18 months and that testers will pass on the first try. Follow the link below for more information:

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Students taking notes during lecture

Examination and Application Process for Individual Licensing

 

To be eligible to take the CIA exam, you must have completed:

  • At least 150 semester credits of college education, including:
  • A baccalaureate degree or higher
  •  24 semester credits in accounting subjects with 15 credits at the upper or graduate level
  • 24 semester credits in business administration subjects

 

To apply for your Washington State CIA license as a Washington candidate, you will need to:

  1. Schedule and pass CIA exam.
  2. Verify that you have met the good character requirements (this will be done on your application).
  3. Verify that you completed a course and an examination on materials covering all of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and have obtained a score of 90% or better on the exam
  4. Verify that your experience is qualified and complete an 'Experience Affidavit'.
  5. Verify that if it has been more than four years since you passed the CIA exam, that you have completed the following Continuing Professional Education (CPE):
    1. 120 hours within the 36 months immediately preceding the date you submit your application. This is limited to 24 CPE hours in nontechnical subject areas.
    2. Four hours in Board approved ethics and regulations applicable to the practice of public accounting in Washington State within six months immediately preceding the date you submit your application.
  6. Verify that you have reviewed an example of what your CPE reporting period will be for your first renewal
  7. Complete the license application.

How to receive discounts for CIA Review materials:

 Saint Martin's University is currently enrolled in the Gleim CIA Academic Site License Program. This allows students to receive discounts when CIA review materials are ordered directly from Gleim. To order CPA review materials at the discounted prices, call 800.874.5346 and dial 'zero' to speak with an Accounting Sales Consultant.

You may also order from the Gleim website and complete the following steps:

  • Choose Washington from the drop-down menu, then click Continue
  • Click on the Saint Martin's University link
  • Complete the order form, including your student email for verification
  • Make sure you order your materials before you graduate! Alumni do not qualify for these prices.

Currently-enrolled students will receive the following prices:

MATERIALSRETAIL PRICESSITE LICENSE PRICE
REVIEW SYSTEM (3 PARTS)$724.95$652.46
REVIEW SYSTEM (1 PART)$254.95$229.46
GLEIM ONLINE $149.95 PER PART$105.00 PER PART
BOOK AND TEST PREP$119.95 PER PART$80.00 PER PART
AUDIO DOWNLOADS$89.95 PER PART$50.00 PER PART

*These are not charges from SMU and are not part of your tuition. 

If you purchase the Review System, Gleim guarantees your materials are current for 18 months and that testers will pass on the first try. Follow the link below for more information:

For More information on the CIA Test, visit Steps to Becoming a CIA