Frequently Asked Questions

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To learn how our professional certifications could help you in your career or to discover if Universal Accounting®’s at-home learning model is right for you, please give us a call. A friendly and knowledgeable UAC advisor would be happy to help you explore your options and uncover the right training solution and business plan to suit you.

Universal’s founder Alf Bostrom began by training degreed accountants. During his 35 years in accounting, Alf noticed a deficiency in university and college training programs towards small business accounting. They tended to orient their instruction toward the needs of large corporations, ignoring the daily tasks critical to a small business owner. UAC aims to give accountants tools to specifically help small businesses.

To be admitted to one of Universals’ programs, applicants should have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate, and beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance, as prescribed by Utah law (see Rule 152-34-4(3) of the Utah Administrative Code).

Universal’s Professional Bookkeeper™ and Professional Tax Preparer™ designations are four-week-long programs.

Other Universal courses vary in length. Please contact registration at 800-343-4827 for specific information.

Universal offers a simple, 12+month financing options.. For more information on financing qualifications and arrangements, please contact registration at 800-343-4827.

Yes. Upon registration, students are provided with workbooks and other classroom materials necessary to complete the course. Accompanying distance-learning instructional videos will be provided as well.

Companies in the community often contact Universal for potential job candidates. 

Universal’s job placement assistance program consists of resume preparation, resume placement strategies, and successful interviewing techniques. 

Additionally, graduates may also be assigned a Personal Achievement Coach to assist them in their career pursuit. 

While we may provide job attainment information, we cannot make guarantees for employment.

Universal’s Professional Bookkeeper™, Professional Tax Preparer™, and QuickBooks Specialist™ certifications are recognized by employers nationwide as the gold standard in small business training. 

Graduates of a Universal Accounting Center® program will be provided with a Graduation Certificate for each completed field of study passed with >70% .  Certifications & related designations may be offered to those passing the final exams with >90%. 

Universal will also provide a Letter of Recommendation regarding the skills you have learned.