Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping

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The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (C.I.B.) is the national certification body for professional Bookkeepers. C.I.B.'s objective is to establish educational, professional and ethical standards in the bookkeeping profession.

The C.I.B. is dedicated to preparing individuals for greater financial and job security as a Certified Bookkeeper. Three years practical experience is required before qualifying for certification. Program graduates will be governed by a Code of Ethics which sets out professional responsibilities and conduct.

For the most up to date information on course equivalencies between Mohawk College and The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping please contact CE Business.

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  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

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Affiliated Course Code and Name Mohawk College Equivalent Course
CIB 111 Computer Application I INFO 10077 Word Core
CIB 112 Bookkeeping I ACCT CB101 Accounting I OR
ACCT MCS01 Accounting Introductory I
CIB 113 Bookkeeping II ACCT 10014 Accounting 2-Financial OR
ACCT MCS02 Accounting Introductory II
CIB 221 Computer Applications II INFO 10078 Excel Core
CIB 222 Computerized Bookkeeping I INFO 10201 SAGE 50
CIB 223 Computerized Bookkeeping II INFO 10184 SAGE 300 ERP (AccPac) General Ledger AND
INFO 10185 SAGE 300 ERP (AccPac) Accounts Payable OR
INFO 10159 Quickbooks
CIB 331 Cost Management ACCT AC336 Cost and Managerial Accounting I OR
ACCT 10024 Cost and Managerial Accounting I
CIB 332 Income Tax ACCT AC409 Taxation OR
ACCT 10019 Taxation I
CIB 333 Payroll Administration ACCT BU192 Payroll Administration