Bookkeeping Certificate Program

year Program


This program will teach you the essential skills needed to maintain personal or business financial records using accounting software and applications.

Practical experience is required before qualifying for certification. Upon completion of this program, students will be governed by a Code of Ethics that sets out professional responsibilities and conduct. A minimum grade of 70% (B) is required in each course for certification. Certain courses may be subject to a time limit under the Currency and Redundancy Policy. 

Enrolling in Bookkeeping Certificate Program will align you with Canada's largest and fastest-growing certifying body of bookkeepers. Graduates can fast-track toward the nationally recognized Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation. Students will also have access to a preferred student membership rate, full of member benefits that will provide access to continuing education and networking opportunities with bookkeeping professionals across Canada.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

We recommend that you use a computer to complete the online registration process as you may encounter an error if using a device such as a phone or tablet. If you have already encountered an error when registering please contact us:

Admissions Office

Continuing Education Office

705.474.7600 ext. 5123

705.474.7600 ext. 5601

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.