Frequently Asked Questions - Certification
We've compiled some FAQs below about the certification pathway to CPB designation, open only to CPB Canada members, that we hope you'll find useful. Not yet a member? Visit our Become a Member page for information on how to join. If you still can't find what you're looking for, contact us and we'll be happy to help.
Our pathway is designed to help members at various stages of their career succeed in becoming a CPB. Whether you’re an experienced bookkeeping or accounting professional, a student, or are just starting out in your career, we have the resources and support you need to achieve your career goals.
Members are also provided with the option to upload CPB Canada approved credits they’ve received from external industry conferences, courses, and webinars.
Pathway levels that require evidence of knowledge, work experience, software certification, and entry tests (Apprentice, Technician, CPB) reward members with a CPB Canada digital badge of achievement.
Each badge is backed by metadata detailing the requirements met for the level. This data is verified electronically and provides members, and the public, with proof that you have the knowledge expectations and experience that meet our national standard, and you are maintaining the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for your level. Visit our Get Certified page to learn more about the pathway requirements.
Once a member earns their badge, it can easily be shared with your professional networks, online job banks, resumes, and email signatures, making your credentials more visible on social media. In addition, members who successfully pass their CPB exam and receive their designation are provided with a certificate of achievement that can proudly be displayed.
Please note: Members do not have a licence to use the CPB Canada logo. Apprentice, Technician and CPB members will use their digital badge to display their level of achievement with CPB Canada. All other members can access their CPB Canada membership card through the Member Zone.
Did you know that on average, LinkedIn members with certifications receive 6 times more views on their profile? We encourage you to celebrate your achievements with your clients, employers, and networks by sharing your digital badge in your LinkedIn profile, email signature, and website.