What is a Certified Bookkeeper (CB)?

In 1998, the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) set the first and only national standard in advanced bookkeeping:

The Certified Bookkeeper Program.

A Certified Bookkeeper has the proven ability to handle the books for a company of up to 100 employees.

To become certified, a bookkeeper must:

Know basic bookkeeping, including double-entry accounting, before undertaking certification;

Pass a national exam in advanced bookkeeping at Prometric Test Centers;

Have at least 3,000 hours (2 years) of on-the-job experience in bookkeeping;

Sign a Code of Ethics that assures commitment to integrity;

Constantly update skills by earning 20 Continuing Education Credits every year


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