Careers, Credentials and Licensing


 
When you major in business, accounting or economics, the payoff is clear as our students are among UWSP's highest paid graduates. In fact, more than 75 percent land jobs related to their fields with accounting grads enjoying better than 93 percent placement. Salaries can vary substantially, depending on your level of responsibility and your employer’s size, location, and industry.

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Professional Credentials & Licensing

The references below can be used to obtain information on the requirements for various professional licensing and industry credentials. Obtaining appropriate designations can be an important advantage when seeking employment. Check out the relevant websites for basic information as to what is involved to obtain the credential, current costs, and potential benefits. If you have further questions, you can refer them to your adviser. Below are credentials listed for Accounting, Insurance & Financial Planning, Investment & Securities, Management & Operations, and Real Estate.

Accounting

CPA (Certified Public Accountant)

Wisconsin CPA Info

CMA (Certified Management Accountant)

CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)

CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)

EA (Enrolled Agent)

Review Courses
Tips on how to pick a review course: https://www.cpaexamguide.com/best-cpa-review-courses

Insurance & Financial Planning

Insurance Licensing
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Property/Casualty
https://oci.wi.gov/Pages/AgentsHome.aspx (Very comprehensive coverage.)

CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) and other Insurance related designations
www.theamericancollege.edu/insurance-education

CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) and other property insurance related designations
http://www.theinstitutes.org/guide/designations/chartered-property-casualty-underwriter-cpcu

ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant)
www.theamericancollege.edu/financial-planning/chfc-advanced-financial-planning

CFP (Certified Financial Planner)
www.cfp.net/become-a-cfp-professional

Investment & Securities

Securities
www.finra.org/registration-exams-ce/qualification-exams (scrolling past the page break shows all the FINRA exams

  • Series 7 (General Securities Representative)
  • Series 63
  • All Others

CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/charterholder-careers

Management & Operations

CPIM (APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management)

www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cpim

CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)
CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)
www.apics.org/home

CSCP (APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional)
www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cscp

Lean Certification

  • Continuous Productivity and Quality improvement
  • No single, internationally recognized certifying organization or set of standards
  • Certification through multiple organizations and third-party sources
    • For example http://asq.org/index.aspx American Society for Quality
    • Many colleges and private firms offer their own certificate programs

MBTI® Certification (Meyers Briggs Type Indicator)
https://www.cpp.com/en-US/Support/FAQs

PMI (Project Management Institute)
www.pmi.org/

SHRM Certification (Society for Human Resource Management)
www.shrm.org/Certification/Pages/default.aspx

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

  • Quality control, quality management, continuous improvement
  • No single, internationally recognized certifying organization or set of standards
  • Certification through multiple organizations and third-party sources
    • For example http://asq.org/index.aspx American Society for Quality
    • Many colleges and private firms offer their own certificate programs

Real Estate

Real Estate License (WI)
  • Salesperson
  • Broker
  • Appraisal
www.wra.org/Education/Requirements/Wis__Real_Estate_License (User Friendly)
www.dsps.wi.gov/licenses-Permits/Credentialing/Business-Professions (Info on a wide variety of additional licenses as well)

CPM (Certified Property Manager)
www.irem.org/sec1ins.cfm?sec=joinirem&con=cpm.cfm&par=

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
www.crs.com

GRI (Graduate, Real Estate Institute) and other Real Estate Related designations
www.wra.org/Education/Designations/Designations___Training_Overview/

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