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Certified Professional BookkeepersTM know that there is so much more to responsible bookkeeping than simply knowing how to complete one task or input data.  Clients requiring the services of a bookkeeper are entrusting their most important possession to a stranger; intimate knowledge of their business or personal finances. Yet, most people have no way of effectively evaluating a bookkeeper. This is why the CPBTM - Certified Professional BookkeeperTM designation is so important. The CPBTM - Certified Professional Bookkeeper CertificationTM reflects the level of knowledge, education, and skills necessary to carry out all key functions through Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Sales Taxes, Inventory and general bookkeeping. 

To qualify to take the CPBTM exam*, IPBC Member's must submit a letter of reference from a client or an employer, confirming they have at least 2 years of verifiable bookkeeping experience. To register for your exam and for further information, click this link to read the Exam Registration Guidelines - Terms & Conditions.

IPBC Certified Professional BookkeeperTM (CPBTM ) requirements:

1)  Must be an IPBC Member in good standing

2)  Commit to Maintaining Certification through Continuing Education Credits (CEC)

3)  Achieve 20  Continuing Education Credits per year or 40 CEC's over two  consecutive years

4)  Adhere to the IPBC Code of Professional Conduct.

For Members not in compliance, please review the Policy on re-instating CPB Certification for details.

Obtaining the CPBTM -Certified Professional BookkeeperTM Certification is optional, and the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada confers such certification solely for the purposes stated here. Those persons or organizations that choose to include the CPBTM - Certified Professional BookkeeperTM Certification as a condition of employment or advancement do so of their own volition. Such persons or organizations must determine for themselves whether the use of such a certification process, including its eligibility and re-certification requirements, either alone or coupled with any other requirements imposed by such persons or entities, meets their respective needs and complies with any laws applicable to them.





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