Do you have an eye for detail and numbers? Bookkeepers and accounting clerks have a vital role in numerous business settings. Monitoring cash flow, profits and losses, payroll and inventory are at the heart of most businesses, no matter the size or number of employees.

This program is designed to prepare the participant for professional certification by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The program includes a voucher to sit for the AIPB certification exams at a nearby Prometric Test Center. The Certified Bookkeeper Designation is earned after you have completed all 4 exams successfully and compiled the equivalent of 2-3 years of full time experience in the occupation.

Learning modules within the program include: adjusting entries, correction of accounting errors, payroll, depreciation, inventory, internal controls and fraud prevention.

All learning materials and access to QuickBooks on Campus will be included in the cost of the program.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Basic Computer skills: including navigating windows, writing and sending email, searching the internet and data entry.
  • Basic English including oral, written and reading skills.

Career Information

The Connecticut Department of Labor reports that employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities. As a certified Bookkeeper you may expect your entry-level rate to be approximately $16.00 per hour and the average annual income is noted as $47,280 in the Hartford region.

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