Find AIPB-approved CB continuing education live webinars, seminars, OnDemand and online training
Professional bookkeepers with at least two years of experience can apply for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers' Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation — a nationally recognized standard of expertise and professionalism. Benefits of CB certification include:
- Gaining an important advantage when competing for new jobs or freelance work
- Enhancing your standing with your employer, potentially leading to new responsibilities or better compensation
- Keeping your training current to manage risk more effectively
Whatever your reasons for pursuing CB certification, Lorman Education Services can help. We offer AIPB-approved CB courses that can prepare you to sit for the exam or help you earn continuing education credits required to maintain your standing.
Getting CB Certified
Becoming CB certified requires passing a four-part exam covering the following topics:
- Part 1: Adjustments and error correction
- Part 2: Payroll and depreciation
- Part 3: Inventory
- Part 4: Internal controls and fraud prevention
Parts 1 and 2 are administered at Prometric testing centers, located nationwide. Parts 3 and 4 are open book exams administered at home. In addition to passing the four-part exam, CB-certified bookkeepers have to demonstrate least two years’ full-time experience or 3000 hours of part time/freelance experience, and they must also sign a code of ethics.
Maintaining Your Certification: The Role of Continuing Education
The role of the bookkeeper in today's modern offices is constantly evolving as laws, technology and culture change. Ongoing training is an important part of CB certification, one that ensures all certified professionals continue to uphold a uniform standard of excellence and professionalism.
To keep their certifications valid, bookkeepers must complete 60 credit hours of approved CB courses every three-year registration period. This can be done through any combination of self-study and online training, including live webinars, from an AIPB-recognized provider.
Earning CB Credits Online With Lorman Education Services
Lorman Education Services is proud to offer AIPB Certified Bookkeepers an accessible and affordable way to earn CB credits online. We host dozens of live webinars every month and maintain an extensive archive of OnDemand self-study programs including slide shows, previously recorded live events, workbooks and more. Our courses cover a wide range of topics relevant to bookkeepers today, including:
- Current Issues in the State Taxation of Software
- Reading and Understanding Cash Flow Analysis
- Advanced Records Retention
And more. No matter where you work or who your clients are, you'll find valuable content that helps you keep your skills current while earning CB credits online. Not yet CB certified? Our training programs are a great way to brush up your training before taking any of the four exam components.
Purchase an All-Access Pass and Save on CB Courses
Ambitious bookkeepers know that CB certification is a great way to advance their career. However, keeping up with your continuing education requirements can involve a significant financial commitment. At Lorman Education Services, you can stretch your training budget further with an All-Access Pass. For just $699, a Pass lets you earn unlimited CB credits online for a full year. Contact our customer response team to learn more.