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The Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) is a national certifying body for professional bookkeepers. We are a member-based association and the leading professional and career development organization for bookkeepers in Canada.


A community of like-minded professionals

Our mission is to create a professional community that inspires excellence, builds meaningful connections, and fosters innovation and learning. With more than 1,500 members, the IPBC is the largest and fastest growing bookkeeping association in Canada. From continued professional development and business resources to meaningful networking, mentoring, and peer support - our members have access to the resources needed to advance their careers and achieve a sense of belonging in the bookkeeping community.


Setting you up for success

Through our webinars, regional meetings, and an annual national conference we bring together and support bookkeeping professionals at all levels of their career. We help our members stay on top of industry updates and trends by partnering with national experts in accounting technology, bookkeeping principles, business operations, and government regulations.Whether you’re an experienced professional, a student, or just starting out in your career - IPBC has the programs and services you need to succeed as a bookkeeping professional in Canada.


Helping you discover your competitive advantage

The IPBC maintains national bookkeeping standards in the accounting profession through the Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation. These standards guide the knowledge, business practices, and ethical standards required for professional bookkeepers to be certified in the accounting industry.


As a professional member you will have an opportunity to increase your visibility, enhance your professional brand, and gain recognition through our CPB designation pathway.  The learning path to CPB designation establishes the skills and knowledge that reflect best practices and today’s industry trends - helping bookkeeping professionals align their learning with their career goals.

At IPBC we’re not just meeting the standard…we’re setting the standard. 


Do you want to become a valuable member of the accounting industry through our professional bookkeeper certification pathway? Your journey to bookkeeping excellence starts here.


Promoting professional bookkeepers in the diverse world of accounting

Certified Professional Bookkeepers (CPBs) are highly valued for their knowledge and expertise - not just for their time performing accounting tasks.


The Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) is working to provide employers, small business owners, and other accounting professionals with a better understanding of the education, experience, knowledge and skills required to be a CPB, define what they actually do, the value they bring, and demonstrate where CPBs fit in the diverse world of accounting.







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