When applying for Certification, you must be working full-time as a full-function Bookkeeper.
It is expected that your work experience will encompass most Bookkeeping functions up to a Trial
Balance. This will include peripheral activities associated with the bookkeeping process. If you have
only worked in a few functions such as Accounts Receivable/Payable, this would not constitute
relevant experience required for designation.
Completion of the Experience Evaluation Questionnaire is required to verify work experience. When
you have completed three years of full-time, relevant, practical experience, contact CIB for the EEQ.
Complete the form and obtain appropriate verification signatures from your employer(s).
If you are self-employed, you must obtain signatures from two professional accountants who prepare
the financial statements for your major clients.
The EEQ is only available after both the academic and experience requirements are satisfied.
Submit the EEQ to the Registrar for evaluation. If your evaluation is successful, you will obtain the
designation, Certified Bookkeeper. If your evaluation is lacking, you will be notified of the areas of
experience that require upgrading. It will be incumbent upon you to fill the areas lacking with your
current employer or a new employer.