The accounting and auditing business has been claimed to be a gendered industry. Even though as many women as men enter the business, high positions as partnerships appear as a privilege for men. Earlier research has indicated that this selection process starts early on the career ladder. In this paper we investigate the gendered character of the early phase of qualification to become certified auditor. We offer a set of hypotheses that predict certification time, with special emphasis on the gendered character of the factors. We test the hypotheses on the population of newly certified auditors in Sweden. The results indicate that there are differences between the sexes, but that the factor even out each other, implying no important difference in certification time. We conclude that there is a slight gendered career rein. A rather depressing result is that our model could explain more of male than female certification time, thus implying that even the theory offered is gendered.