The Bookkeeping profession today, unlike the accounting profession is completely unregulated. There are no criteria for educational requirements or for professional conduct. Virtually anybody with little training or education can advertise as a Bookkeeper. The lack of standards has often had unfortunate consequences for individuals and businesses using the services of an unqualified Bookkeeper. Today’s business environment is constantly changing. This makes the work of a Certified Bookkeeper interesting, stimulating and challenging. Business owners need and demand the highest standard of bookkeeping services available. For the first time, individuals will have the opportunity to complete a professional development program and become members of a recognized profession. As trained professionals, Certified Bookkeepers can look forward to greater financial and job security in a rapidly changing business world.