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2017-2018 Catalog Year
Bookkeeper Certification
Certification and Licensing Preparation

Certified Bookkeepers Course (ACC290, six units) is for working professionals and students who wish to advance their career in the bookkeeping profession. Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for a nationally administered exam given by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. Once a student passes this exam and obtains two years of bookkeeping experience, individuals earn the right to call themselves “Certified Bookkeepers.” To maintain certification, individuals are required to obtain 60 hours of continuing education over a three-year period.


The purpose of the Bookkeeper Certification Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills in the bookkeeping field and to prepare students to take the Certified Bookkeeper Examination.

Student Outcomes:

At completion of this program, students will have mastered the following areas:

  • Adjusting entries
  • Correction of accounting errors
  • Payroll
  • Depreciation
  • Inventory
  • Internal controls

A minimum of 6 total credits chosen from the following categories:

Total Requirements6 Units (Credits)

ACC 290Certified Bookkeeper Course6


WNC does not issue a certificate of completion for this course.