Certified Bookkeeper Program

The job of bookkeeper is one of the most widely occurring and essential positions in modern business. In many small companies, bookkeepers are the only individuals capable of receiving cash, recording all transactions, tracking timecards and leave, disbursing payroll, monitoring company assets, and reconciling accounts with outside suppliers or service providers. With the continued growth of small business in Silicon Valley, bookkeeping promises to be a job that is in demand for years to come.

The potential employer without an extensive accounting background who is selecting a bookkeeper can find it difficult to assess the breadth and depth of a potential employee. Many bookkeepers have obtained their knowledge on the job, learning processes specific to one type of company or situation. Now, you can broaden your experience and gain the latest bookkeeping knowledge.

Topics covered during the course include:


  • Accruals
  • Deferrals and adjusted trial balance
  • Correction of accounting errors and bank reconciliation
  • Handling payroll
  • Calculating depreciation and recording
  • Valuing merchandise inventory.


In addition to participating in in-depth instructional sessions, students complete personal-study workbooks outside of class and take the CB examinations during the course. Experience requirements to obtain the credential may be satisfied before or after passing the examinations. Part 2 of the examination for certification must be completed at an AIPB approved testing center. Specific details are provided in class.


[Former #2057]

Suggested Prerequisites :


Offering code Offering title
ACCT.X400 Introduction to Accounting I: Financial Accounting