To determine your membership category, CIB can conduct a pre-evaluation. Submit a current resume and a copy of any transcripts to the Registrar, CIB. CIB will determine your status in the program. You will be informed of any additional academic courses or work experience that may be required.


Exempted Credits

CIB may grant credit for certain courses provided you can demonstrate current capability in the knowledge content in these courses. A minimum of three year of experience is required in each area.

In today's office environment, word processing and spreadsheet programs are used extensively. If you are proficient in these programs, you may be eligible for an exemption for CIB 111 and CIB 221.

Similarly, you may receive exemption for CIB 112 and either CIB 222 or CIB 223.

Once you enrol in CIB, you need to submit a letter from your employer providing extensive detail of  your usage of and expertise in the content of these courses.


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition service (PLAR) is a process of giving course credit to adult learners for skills and knowledge acquired through on-the-job-training, independent study or prior academic achievement.

If you can demonstrate that the knowledge you have obtained meets the standards of a College course,  you may be eligible for a credit. 

Your learning may be tested with a written exam or assessed through a portfolio of your work that demonstrates your skills related to course learning outcomes. Your assessment will be graded and the grade will appear on your transcript. Sixty-five percent is required for registration of the course.

Contact your local Community College for details of a PLAR.


Course Enrolment


Courses are offered on campus during the day throughout the week. Normally, enrolment would be in a Bookkeeping/Accounting program. A full-time student may work part-time, preferably in a financial environment.


Courses can be taken on campus in the evening either in a program or independently. You would probably be employed full-time, preferably in a Bookkeeping field. It is recommended that your course load be one or two courses per semester.


Courses are offered over the internet through email, message boards, and virtual learning systems. There is regular interaction between and among the instructor and students. Tests/exams may be online, on campus or proctored.


Books and instructions are provided to you. You will study at your own pace without attending classes. There is little, if any, interaction between the instructor and the student. Assignments are submitted for grading and returned to the student. Exams may be written on campus or proctored.