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Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping approves sale of assets to the Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (CPB Canada)

On Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) membership voted in favour of selling its assets to CPB Canada and dissolving its organization. This sale has been finalized and CPB Canada is excited to work with CIB members to transition over to CPB Canada and grow our collective community of bookkeeping professionals.

We know you may have a number of questions, which is why we created this dedicated page to provide an overview of the pathway CPB Canada has created for CIB members. On this page you will find:

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A Warm Welcome From CPB Canada's Chair & Chief Executive Officer


Rod Cox, CPB, FCPB,

As Chair of CPB Canada, the work that has been done to unify our members represents a significant step in the right direction as we grow our profession and seek the broader recognition it deserves. I speak on behalf of the CPB Canada community when I express how pleased we are to move in this direction together.


Rick Johal, CAE, MPA
Chief Executive Officer

CIB members, welcome! Creating a pathway for CIB members to join CPB Canada has been deeply considered, from recognition of the CB certification to introducing new members to benefits that will enhance their careers. We are stronger together, and we look forward to a future of growth and raising the bar for accountants and bookkeeping professionals across Canada.

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Discover The Value Of Membership

Whether you’re an experienced bookkeeping or accounting professional, a student, or are just starting out in your career, there are many reasons to join CPB Canada!

Stay Relevant & Informed

Enhance your professional growth through our in-person and online learning options, designed with you in mind.

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Join The CPB Canada Community

Connect and learn with like-minded professionals from across Canada at our regional meetings and the annual conference. .

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Become A VIB

Access the VIB (Very Important Bookkeeper) Advantage program for exclusive savings on partner products, errors & omissions insurance, travel insurance, our annual conference, and more!

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Get Certified & Elevate Your Practice

Increase your visibility, enhance your professional brand, and gain recognition through our Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation.

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As a CPB Canada Member, you can look forward to receiving a hard copy of our quarterly magazine, NUMBERS & SENSE


We know you may have questions about transitioning your membership over to CPB Canada, which is why Our team has compiled an extensive FAQ list. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team!

CPB Canada provides members with access to Professional Development through Webinars, Regional Meetings, Workshops and our Annual IGNITE Conference. Members enjoy preferred pricing through our VIB Member Savings Program - members can save hundreds of dollars each year! Certification is taken to the next level with our Digital Credentials – One-click verification makes you stand out from the competition! Check out all of our Member Benefits Today!

Once joining CPB Canada, existing CBs will receive the CPB designation and can use both designations together

Yes! Although new CB designations will not be awarded, we encourage existing CBs to use both their CB and CPB

The Certified Processional Bookkeeper designation is requested more and more by employers and clients. Being aligned with CPB Canada provides clients with peace of mind knowing their bookkeeper adheres to CPB Canada’s Ethics & Professional conduct. Annual continuing education requirements also ensure that CPBs are up to date on what’s happening in the sector

Digital Credentials (Digital Badges) are 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.

CPBs are required to submit 20 CPD units annually. Participating in CPB Canada’s activities through Webinars, Regional Meetings, and our conference makes it easy for members to meet their maintenance requirements. Many external events are also accepted!

As a Junior or Associate member, you will have full access to CPB Canada's member benefits. We encourage you to review the Apprentice, Technician and CPB level requirements to see the best starting point. All members who achieve a recognized level on our Pathway will receive a Digital Credential. Networking, recognition and continuing education will all support your career path.

Membership is $336 per year plus applicable taxes. Your membership will provide you with access to plenty of benefits that will support your bookkeeping profession.

Generally speaking, you will pay for your membership and related services by credit card on our website. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express card payments. You may pay for your membership fees by a mailed cheque as an exception. Please note, however, that your membership will not be considered active until the cheque is received, resulting in processing delays of 10-15 business days.

As with CIB, a requirement of maintaining your certification was to remain a member in good standing. If you choose not to join CPB Canada, you will no longer be permitted to use the CB designation. 

Although CPB Canada does not have a formal education requirement, meeting our knowledge expectations and passing the entry test (Apprentice, Technician levels) or the CPB is required to achieve your level. We encourage you to review our Knowledge Expectations checklist as those additional courses may cover the additional knowledge you need.  

No, your membership is renewed on your anniversary date.

No. Association Memberships fees are not eligible for a tax receipt

Membership includes access to all of CPB Canada’s on-demand and live webinars. The only items not included with your membership fee are workshops and registration for our Annual Conference, which are optional. As a member, you will access member rates on those items.

Our Pathway is designed around years of work experience and knowledge expectations. For example, if you have three years of work experience but your knowledge is at the Technician level, we recommend that you attempt the Technician level first. Cindy Smith is available to assist if you’d prefer to chat about your situation. Telephone: 1.866.616.4722 ext. 110

CPB Canada's IGNITE 2022 Conference is the leading conference for Canadian Bookkeepers.
September 20th to September 23rd, 2022 REGISTER TODAY

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The CPB Canada team is available if you have any questions or require assistance, please contact We look forward to supporting you in your transition to CPB Canada.