Do you need a college degree to become an accountant?

Really, anyone can be a self-proclaimed accountant. This does not require any education. To become a CPA, or receive one's CPA designation, a bachelors (or in most states a master's degree) is required. Really, anyone can be a self-proclaimed accountant. This does not require any education. To become a CPA, or receive one's CPA designation, a bachelors (or in most states a master's degree) is required.