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Becoming an IPBC member allows you to engage in powerful networking with other leading bookkeeping professionals, you'll enjoy enhanced recognition and so much more as a member of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC). And just in case you haven’t read over the multitude of benefits available to you, it may be helpful to visit the Membership Overview page.

The IPBC is a professional association created by bookkeepers dedicated to developing greater excellence, career opportunities, and recognition for the bookkeeping profession. Congratulations on your decision to join an extraordinary team of professionals.

It will only take a few minutes to complete your membership application, Here’s how it works:

1) Choose your Membership Category from the two choices below. Benefits are exactly the same for both categories and are outlined on the Membership Overview page.

Taking advantage of just a few member benefits can "pay” for your dues over and over!




Associate Member – Accountant

Payment options:
    • $365.00 Annual
    • $192.50 Semi-Annually
    • $101.25 Quarterly
  • $45 per month – if you spread your annual membership out over 12 months. (Option only for bookkeepers. Please read the first "important note” below.)


Payment options:

    • $365.00 Annual
    • $192.50 Semi-Annually

Note: You will need to fax a copy of your accounting certificate to 1-604-637-96152 as part of your application and before being considered for membership in the IPBC.

Some quick but very important notes about your membership:

  • ALL memberships are for 12 months – and are non-refundable. For bookkeepers we offer the choice of paying annually (Best Value), semi annually, quarterly or monthly.  To select the annual, semi annually, or quarterly options, select the Annual Membership option above.  By choosing either the Annual Membership or Monthly Membership, you are committing to a 12-month membership and obligate yourself to all payments for this 12 month period.
  • ALL memberships are for individual persons. A bookkeeping or accounting firm (i.e., the firm itself) cannot have a membership – only individuals within the firm can be members and sit for the CPB exam when the person is ready. Again, membership will be in your own personal name.
  • ALL new memberships are subject to a one-time $50 non-refundable administrative registration fee. This is for brand new member registration ONLY. It will NOT be applied to your discounted annual renewal dues.
  • Law requires applying GST/HST to your dues and fees.
  • On the registration form, you’ll be asked for three references which we will most likely contact. This step protects all members from anyone joining who may not be qualified to join. Associate Member-Accountants, please fax a copy of your certificate to 1-866-616-4722.
    (Note: References are required of Bookkeepers only.)
  • If by chance your application is denied, your dues will be refunded but NOT the $50 administrative registration fee. You’ll be notified by email within 3-5 days of applying.
  • Your application will be reviewed within three to five days. You’ll receive a "Welcome Letter” by email when your application has been accepted and you have officially become an IPBC member. In 3 to 4 weeks you’ll receive your Membership Certificate via Canada Post.

2) After "clicking on” the membership category of your choice, you'll be taken to the primary registration page. Here we collect essential data such as name, address, and three client or employment references. We also ask you to share some very useful information on business tools you use. This helps us tailor our member benefits (software and education classes, for example). You'll also see a few more questions relating to your work and again, the more information you share the better we can serve you over time.

3) After completing all the data fields on the primary registration page you'll be taken to the payment page. Here you fill out your credit card information to cover your dues payment option and your one-time non-refundable $50 administrative registration fee.

4) That's it! The last step is a confirmation page to reassure you that your data was submitted. You’ll also receive a very short email "thanking you for applying.”

If you don’t receive a "thanks for applying” email and see a charge on your credit card within 24 hours of submitting your online application, please contact us.


1-866-616-4722 (toll free)

5) Finally, you’ll receive an email from us within 3-5 days of submitting your online application. This will confirm whether your application has been accepted or denied. And if you don’t receive an email, please contact us!

Supporting the IPBC will help bookkeeping to reach the professional status it deserves.

Rodney Cox, Terrace, BC

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