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The IPBC was created by bookkeepers to help other bookkeepers like you become more successful and gain better recognition within the bookkeeping profession. The IPBC provides the environment, knowledge, and resources its members need to develop excellence in bookkeeping, through certification, education, networking, advocacy, information and research. Our focus as Canada's largest non-profit bookkeeping association is to create member value and benefits that in turn contribute to creating a stronger trust relationships with Canadian business.

The IPBC has expanded its membership by introducing a new student bookkeeper membership. Student members will be part of a professional well respected association that will help them towards getting their certification and provide them with the ongoing support they need throughout their career.

To qualify as an IPBC student member you must be enrolled in bookkeeping courses or be a recent graduate and have less than 2 years bookkeeping experience. Students can now enroll as members and utilize most of the benefits available to our bookkeeper members.

We have listed the benefits and services available to student members to make it easy to understand exactly what is available and to help you find what you are looking for. Some of these pages are for members only, and require members to log in. Student memberships are non voting members.


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Student members are eligible to take our Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) exam after passing an approved IPBC bookkeeping course. Upon successfully passing the CPB exam, students will have completed the first phase of certification, the academic requirement.

The second phase is to fulfill the 2 year work experience requirement. After working full time in the bookkeeping profession, students must upgrade their membership to a bookkeeper member and provide a letter of reference confirming their 2 years of experience to receive their CPB certificate. They will have access to the CPB logos after upgrading their membership to a bookkeeper member.

Students who have successfully passed the exam must also follow the 15 continuing education credits required annually during their two year work experience phase of certification. Student members will have access to the IPBC on-line webinars and regional meetings in their area which may also qualify as CE credits.






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