We help Canadian bookkeepers find success & build their future

Recognized across Canada by employers and clients, the Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation validates that you have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to meet the demands and support the success of their business.  Are you a member of CPB Canada and ready to increase your visibility, enhance your professional brand, and take your career to the next level? Your journey to bookkeeping excellence starts here. 

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Candidate Apprentice Technician CPB

At the beginning of your bookkeeping career and just starting to develop bookkeeping knowledge

A solid understanding of bookkeeping fundamentals (view Knowledge Expectations)

An intermediate level understanding of bookkeeping and business practices (view Knowledge Expectations)

An advanced level understanding of the more complex and challenging aspects of bookkeeping and business practices (view Knowledge Expectations)

No experience required

Minimum 1 year of Canadian work experience

Minimum 2 years of Canadian work experience

Minimum 3 years of Canadian work experience

No letter of reference required

1 letter of reference

1 letter of reference if employed, 2 letters of reference if self-employed

2 letters of reference 
Accounting software certification recommended

Accounting software certification

Accounting software certification

Accounting software certification

No test Successful completion of Apprentice level test (min of 80%) – $100 test fee included for initial attempt

Successful completion of Technician level test (min of 80%) – $100 test fee included for initial attempt

Successful completion of CPB level exam (min of 80%) - $275 exam fee

CPD units not required Maintain 5 CPD units per year (view CPD policy) Maintain 10 CPD units per year (view CPD policy) Maintain 20 CPD units per year (view CPD policy)
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Share your achievements with CPB Canada digital credentials

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. 

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