OPTIONS TO MEET CONNECTICUT’S EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR CPA CERTIFICATION supports these goals, too; is well-informed about state CPA licensing and certification requirements, and, of course, is accredited by a body acceptable to your state board of accountancy.  School Faculty - What is the reputation of the school, department, and faculty among the business community and academia? How much access will you have to faculty and their advisement? Is the faculty knowledgeable in understanding your state’s CPA requirements and helpful in navigating through that process? Career planning assistance - Check into the college’s career services office to see what it offers in terms of job placements and help preparing for the work force. It may be a good idea to talk with alumni as well - they can give you the scoop firsthand. Geography/culture - Take into consideration the effect that a school’s location (big city, rural town) may have on you and how far away (if at all) you want to be from home. Also, is the school you are considering outside of your target employment location? It may be more difficult to find a job in your preferred geographical area if your school is located far away from where you want to work.   Source for “Options to Meet Connecticut’s Education Requirement for CPA Certification”: Dawn W. Massey, Ph.D., CPA, Coordinator, Graduate Accounting Programs, Professor of Accounting, Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University 81