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 open through December 17.
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.
Webcast to help you ace the scholarship application process!
Insider's Tips for an A+ Application
Chris Barr, LCPA Member and past Chair of the Society's Career Awareness Committee explains the online scholarship application process and gives his best tips to make sure you're a standout. Chris's years of experience as a member of the Scholarship Review Task Force scrutinizing hundreds of applications over the years gives him an insider's perspective of what's most important in the application process. Chris also will catch up with some past scholarship winners and get their take on the application process and how their awards helped them in their career.
- Previously broadcast on October 27, 2021.
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 Robert 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).
Surgent CPA Review (formerly Surgent Kolar CPA Review) is the fastest way to pass the CPA Exam the first time. In fact, they guarantee that if you study with Surgent, you will pass. Student and candidate members qualify for 20% Surgent’s entire course or individual sections
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