September 10, 2010, Newsletter Issue #146: Bookkeeping Education

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There are a variety of ways for a bookkeeper to gain an education. Many community colleges offer on-site programs resulting in an Associates Degree. Some offer specialized programs in bookkeeping that range from a few months upwards. There also are specialized business schools offering certificates of bookkeeping over a certain time frame. These avenues offer classroom instruction.

Education can also be achieved via online programs. Online courses are becoming very popular due to their ease and convenience.

When seeking certification, a full charge bookkeeper can turn to an organization known as the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). This organization provides a self-study program to prepare one for obtaining the Certified Bookkeeper designation. The AIPB offers the exam to obtain this Certification.

This exam is a 4-part national test consisting of all multiple choice questions. Two parts are taken online via Prometric, while the other two parts are open workbook portions.

In order to sit for this exam, applicants must have either two years full time experience as a full-charge bookkeeper or the part-time equivalent.

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