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Get started on your career.

Whether you’re already on the path to become a CPA or just exploring your options, this page is for you. Yes, becoming a CPA is challenging, but the rewards are huge. From networking events to scholarships — LCPA has all the resources you need to get started. And if you can't find what you're looking for, give us a call. Go on and consider us your personal career GPS.

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Become a student or candidate affiliate of LCPA and get free dual enrollment with the American Institute of CPAs, qualify for scholarships, and get invited to special events to prepare you for your career. BTW, it looks great on your resume too!

What it takes to be a CPA

Okay, need a little more info on what it exactly takes to be a CPA? Check out details on colleges with accounting programs and earning the CPA designation.


Generously funded through contributions from members, each year LCPA awards $1000s in scholarships to accounting majors at Louisiana universities. But you have to qualify to apply — find out if you do.
Scholarship applications are now closed.

Connect with YPs

It's never too early to get your name out in the accounting world. We offer networking events specific to our student and candidate members. See which Young Professionals you can talk to and what events may be happening near you.

CPA Exam Review Discounts

Student members qualify for discounts on exam prep courses. Take your pick based on your learning style and budget. Contact Reagan Baham with questions on specific programs listed below.

Becker Professional Education provides you with the tools you need to help you succeed on exam day. In fact, students who prepare with Becker, pass the CPA Exam at double the rate of non-Becker candidates. Student and candidate members qualify for a $300 discount off the full, four-part course tuition (cannot be combined with another offer).

Study faster when you rely on Gleim’s verified teaching methods that employ diagnostic quizzes and detailed answer explanations to focus on your weak areas and learn from your mistakes. Student and candidate members qualify for 20% off the complete Gleim Review System (Premium or Traditional).

LCPA Members save 35% on Surgent CPA Review

Surgent CPA Review can help you prepare for the CPA Exam, whether you’re a new candidate just beginning your exam preparation or a candidate who has tried other review courses without success. This 100% online course quickly reveals your unique areas of need and automatically creates customized study plans that focus you where you need the most help–reducing study time while making the time you do spend more effective. You can be assured of exam success the very first time with study tools like Surgent’s custom study plan, over 7,700 multiple choice questions, 400 task-based simulations, 350 bite-sized videos, integrated textbooks, complete practice exams, and flashcards. Plus, Surgent’s courses never expire, so students have unlimited access until they pass!

Claim your 35% LCPA Member discount, or take a free trial visit.

Wiley CPAexcel is your complete solution for CPA Exam success. Get the latest CPA review materials with unlimited updates. Student and candidate members qualify for 20% on all Wiley exam review products

Yaeger CPA Review course has it all. AdaptaPASS combines students' preferences and study techniques into account to create a customized study plan for every student. LCPA members get 20% off the four-part course bundle – over $30