Executive Education: CPA Prep Course - Coastal Carolina University
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CPA Exam Prep Course

Have confidence in your ability to pass the CPA exam. Register now for our CPA prep course.

The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University is now offering a CPA preparation course using materials from the industry-renowned Becker CPA review.

The CPA exam can be extremely difficult to prepare for. On average, students study for 300-400 hours in total for preparation to take all four parts of the exam.

Our executive education course provides students with a discount on the Becker CPA prep materials, as well as a live course with an accounting instructor to provide additional help for exam prep.

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What you’ll receive:

  • Discounted price on Becker CPA prep materials, including 24-month access to the online Becker four-part self-study materials and exam simulation (originally $2399; discounted to $1799, which is a $600 savings)
  • CCU instructor-led 4-6-week preparatory classes taught in person or streamed online ($500 per class)



Initial purchase: $2299 (Includes the Becker products + your first class)

  • CCU active student or alumni discount: $100 (final total $2199)

Students have the option to separately sign up for two additional prep-class offerings to cover other parts of the exam at $500 each.



Upcoming 2021 Class schedule:

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) Section - Start Date: February 3, 2021. End Date: March 11, 2021Classes are planned for Wednesday nights.
  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD) Section - Start Date: April 14, 2021. End Date: May 5, 2021 (last day to register April 12). Classes are planned for Wednesday nights.
  • Regulation (REG) Section - Start Date: May 17, 2021. End Date: June 21, 2021 (last day to register: May 14). Classes planning for Monday nights.

A separate class is not planned for the Business Environment (BEC) sections of the exam. However, if you have registered for prior CPA prep classes, CCU instructors will be available for office hours to assist students with this material. 

2021 Suggested Study/Exam schedule:

SectionStudy Time frameSuggested Exam Dates
Financial Feb. 3 - March 16  April 1 - April 11
Audit April 12 - May 9 May 10 - May 16
Regulation May 17 - June 30 July 1 - July 11
Business July 12 - August 8 Aug. 9 - Aug. 15


Eligibility: Those who are eligible to sit for the CPA exam within the next 24 months should take this course.

Class format: In-person evenings once per week from 6-8:30 p.m. OR online streaming. (See specific details when registering for the class)

Refund policy: To receive a refund, a student must request a refund within 10 days of the start of the class. Once access to the course materials is provided, we can no longer provide a refund.

Discount: CCU active students and alumni qualify for a $100 registration discount. This discount is automatically applied based on using your CCU ID. Please see the tutorial page on how to register and pay for the CPA prep class.

For detailed instructions on how to register for the CPA Exam prep courses using WebAdvisor, please use our guide on How to register for CPA Prep Classes


CPA Exam Preparation Classes


CCU is offering the following exam preparation classes:

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section

Course Description: This course will help prepare participants for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the CPA exam. The FAR section tests knowledge and understanding of the financial reporting framework used by business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities. In addition to demonstrating knowledge and understanding of accounting principles, candidates are required to demonstrate the skills required to apply that knowledge in performing financial reporting and other tasks as certified public accountants. Content covered includes knowledge and skills in the context of the five broad categories: a) conceptual framework, standards, standard-setting and presentation of financial statements, b) recognition, measurement, valuation, calculation, presentation, and disclosures relating to financial statement accounts, c) recognition, measurement, valuation, calculation, presentation, and disclosures relating to specific transactions and events, d) governmental accounting and reporting, and e) not-for-profit accounting and reporting. 


Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section

Course Description: This course will help prepare participants for the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section of the CPA exam. The AUD section tests knowledge and understanding of the following professional standards and awareness of: (1) the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and its role in establishing International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), (2) the differences between ISAs and U.S. auditing standards, and (3) the audit requirements under U.S. auditing standards that apply when they perform audit procedures on a U.S. company that supports an audit report based upon the auditing standards of another country, or the ISAs. This section also tests knowledge of professional responsibilities of certified public accountants, including ethics and independence and requires demonstration of the skills required to apply that knowledge in performing auditing and attestation tasks as certified public accountants.


Regulation (REG) section

Course Description: This course will help prepare participants for the Regulation (REG) section of the CPA exam. The REG section tests knowledge of a CPA’s professional and legal responsibilities, the legal implications of business transactions, particularly as they relate to accounting and auditing, and federal taxation, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge. This section deals with federal and widely adopted uniform state laws. If there is no federal or uniform state law on a topic, the questions are intended to test knowledge of the law of the majority of jurisdictions. Professional ethics questions are based on the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct because it is national in its application.


Details on Classes:

Class format: Classes are offered sequentially in 4-6 week segments. Students attending in-person will attend on-campus in Conway, SC one week night per week from 6-8:30pm (Please see the details at the time of registration for class meeting date and location). Students who prefer to attend online, may attend the live classes remotely with online streaming over Zoom.

Class cost: Each CPA prep course is $500. Active CCU students and alumni will qualify for a $100 discount applied at checkout.

Becker course materials: Your initial registration to the first prep class will also include 24-month access to the Becker CPA exam preparation materials. You must purchase the Becker materials to participate in this program. By enrolling in the CCU CPA Prep courses you receive a significant discount on the Becker materials (originally $2399; discounted to $1799 a $600 savings). Becker materials are used in the prep class taught by your instructor and include: Digital and Print Textbooks, over 1300 Digital flashcards, coaching videos, exam simulations, and more.

CCU Undergraduate student PDA credit: Undergraduate students enrolled in CPA prep courses qualify for PDA credit. Each CPA prep course will qualify for 3 PDA credits, up to a maximum of 6 PDA credits. It is the student's responsbility to provide proof of course completion and ensure PDA credits are correctly recorded to meet graduation requirements.

Existing Becker access: If you already have access to the Becker CPA Review materials from an employer, please email gradbus@coastal.edu with your first name, last name, email address, and CCU ID (if an existing or former student) prior to your attempt to register for the class.