A certified bookkeeper is someone who has demonstrated they have the knowledge, skills and work experience to perform the duties required of a bookkeeper. The best way to become a certified bookkeeper is via one of the two top professional bookkeeper organizations: AIPB and NACPB. You can also become certified through local or online college courses.
Both the AIPB and the NACPB are nationally recognized programs that give you credentials to display on your resume. Passing the AIPB program will make you a certified bookkeeper (CB), while passing the NACPB program gives you the recognition of being a certified professional bookkeeper (CPB). Both give you a leg up on others when applying for a job or trying to get freelance clients, which is why we recommend them over other courses and certifications.