Gain an industry-recognized bookkeeper certification and increase your earning potential and enhance your professional status.
Bookkeeping forms the backbone of every organization’s need to carefully account for its financial activities. It accounts for sales, purchases, and payments that flow through an entity. Bookkeepers are crucial to every organization and certified bookkeepers are the elite of their profession. This course will prepare you for certification by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
Course Format: Self-paced, online
Total Hours: 140 hours
Program Duration: Must be completed in six months
Materials: Tuition includes all course materials and a voucher for the AIPB certification exam. Books, materials, and exam fees are non-refundable upon course registration.
This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).
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Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company or organization's financial health. Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy and manage systems that record the flow of funds into and out of an entity's coffers. Using reporting tools and systems, bookkeepers help individuals and operational managers stay aware of and improve an entity's financial status and performance.
Technology has had a huge impact on the bookkeeping field. However, the bookkeeper's underlying organizational skills and precise attention to detail are as valuable as ever to their employers and clients. Programs like QuickBooks® or Microsoft Excel® have widely replaced the manual entry functions of traditional bookkeeping. However, the organization, reporting, and use of financial data still rely heavily on human input and processing.
Certification in any profession signals to employers, colleagues, and clients that a professional is committed to the highest standards of excellence and accountability. Certified bookkeepers meet the AIPB’s highest standards for financial accounting, business practices and ethical conduct.
To earn your AIPB Certified Bookkeeper designation, you must pass the AIPB certification exam and be able to submit proof of at least two years of full-time or 3,000 hours of part-time experience.
Because bookkeeping relies heavily on technology and can be done almost entirely using digital tools, it is considered an excellent prospect for remote, contract, and work-at-home career opportunities.
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During this course, you will learn
Module 1. Certified Bookkeeper Program
Module 2. Accruals, Deferrals, and the Adjusted Trial Balance
Module 3. Correction of Accounting Errors and the Bank Reconciliation
Module 4. Payroll
Module 5. Depreciation
Module 6. Inventory
Module 7. Internal Controls and Fraud Depreciation
The Certified Bookkeeper course is designed for experienced bookkeepers with at least two years of work experience in bookkeeping.
We encourage you to review requirements for the AIPB Certification exam prior to enrolling in this course.
The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment.
A voucher to take the AIPB exam is included with this course. Once you have successfully completed the course, information will be provided to you regarding exam registration. Find out more about the AIPB exam.
Students are supported by both an assigned instructor and assigned advisor throughout the duration of the course. Students receive contact information for both upon enrollment and all communication is handled via email. Students should allow up to two business days for responses.
*NOTE: WIOA and other specialized workforce assistance programs are not eligible for discounts.