What will I learn?

The Accounting certificate program is a comprehensive accounting program designed for mature students who wish to pursue a career as an accounting technician or in financial management.

The program provides a thorough grounding in management accounting, business law, income tax, auditing, financial management, statistics, and microeconomics. You may also select an elective, based on the professional program you intend to pursue. The program may be taken on a part-time basis over several years or on a full-time basis over three semesters. The course load of the full-time program is rigorous and requires above-normal effort and time to succeed.

The Administration certificate can also open the door to further studies to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration at UFV or earn a designation from a professional society. Check with their website for transfer information, as well as work experience and grade requirements.


The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada reports that accountants rank in the top five percent of all Canadian wage earners, with many of them occupying C-level executive positions. With a UFV Accounting certificate, you can find employment with a range of employers, including:

  • Accounting firms
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Bookkeeping firms
  • Businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Education institutions
  • Government offices
  • Insurance companies

Many opportunities also exist in this field for the self-employed. According to Statistics Canada, among professional services, accounting services showed the third-highest rate of self-employment, at 35.4%.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 semesters)

Tuition fees
Tuition fee per credit CAN $153.92; Ancillary fee per credit CAN $15.39

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2023


University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Campus,

33844 King Road,


British Columbia (BC),

V2S 7M8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have completed B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20
  • CAEL - score of 70
  • PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing
  • MELAB - score of 85

Deadline: Fall (September) - October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) offers over 100 study programs in over 30 subject areas, ranging from accounting to graphic design.

  • UFV is nationally recognized for its outstanding reputation
  • Provides over 75 study abroad destinations
  • Main campus has free shuttle bus services for students
  • UFV students get the opportunity to work with major employers