Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping

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The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (opens in new window) (CIB) is the national certification body for professional Bookkeepers. The objective of the CIB is to establish educational, professional and ethical standards in the bookkeeping profession.

The CIB 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.

Course equivalencies between Mohawk College and The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping can be found by clicking on the Program of Studies tab.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab).

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013) Lynda, and many other technological resources described below.

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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.

More information is available by visiting the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (opens in new window)  and clicking on Academic Courses. To view the current course offerings, schedule, and fees this term refer to the Mohawk College Continuing Education Catalogue.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping
Course Code and Name

Mohawk College Equivalent Course
(click on the course number below to check current availability
and for registration information)
CIB111 Computer Application I INFO10077 Word Core
CIB112 Bookkeeping I ACCTCB101
Accounting 1 OR
Accounting Introductory I
CIB113 Bookkeeping II ACCT10014
Accounting 2 - Financial OR
Accounting Introductory II
CIB221 Computer Applications II INFO10078 Excel Core
CIB222 Computerized Bookkeeping I INFO10201 Sage 50 Accounting
CIB223 Computerized Bookkeeping II INFO10184
AccPac Sage 300 ERP General Ledger AND
AccPac Sage 300 ERP Accounts Payable OR
CIB331 Cost Management ACCTAC336
Cost & Managerial Accounting 1 OR
Cost and Managerial Accounting I
CIB332 Income Tax ACCTAC409
Taxation OR
Taxation I
CIB333 Payroll Administration ACCTBU192 Payroll Administration

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