Part-time Distance Education
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Program Code: 2052


The Professional Bookkeeper Certificate program provides you with the knowledge required to perform bookkeeping functions. This program consists of five courses which must be completed within seven years of your start date.

This program is delivered online via the internet. Most online courses are offered at the start of each month.

This program is available on a course by course basis. Students may choose to complete one or more courses each semester. Students in this program are not eligible for OSAP funding. Courses must be completed within 7 years, unless otherwise specified.

NOTE: Enrolling in the Professional Bookkeeper 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!


OEL1024 - 3 Accounting Basics I
OEL1025 - 3 Accounting Basics II
OEL237 - 3 Taxation I
OEL732 - 3 Payroll Administration

Students must complete one of the following courses:

  • OEL1229 - Computerized Accounting
  • OEL1429 - Quickbooks Online


Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 English(C) ENG4C or mature student status. Basic computer skills are also required.

Career Path

Graduates may seek employment in small business, as well as medium and large-sized corporate environments in all sectors.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

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