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Pay the $329 fee to maintain and track your progress in the Bookkeeping Principles & Sage 50 Accounting Certificate of Recognition. This fee also includes the Certificate Practicum registration fee. CBE Office Administration Certificate Program (OACP) registrants receive a $50 discount. All course fees are specified individually. Please refer to each course.
The Certificate Practicum registration fee entitles the participant to receive the Practicum assignment which is distributed at class. It also entitles the participant to attend optional Practicum Tutorial Sessions. Pre-registration in these sessions is required.
Many positions in today’s workplace require working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements. Learning the basics will improve your marketability and chances of career advancement. This flexible program is designed to have you learn the theory and acquire the practical skills associated with daily bookkeeping transactions and accounting practice. This sets you apart from other job applicants and provides the foundation needed to launch you into a new field of study or make you and your existing business more manageable and successful.
In order to receive the Certificate of Recognition, completion of a hands on, take home project is required. Apply theory and principles to an assigned scenario using both manual and technical applications. With instructor guidance and feedback, you will have the opportunity to complete the books and financial statements with 100% accuracy. Attend any of the Practicums sessions for assistance or complete it on your own. The practicum project will help you build your confidence and understanding, and provide evidence that you have gained the necessary knowledge and skills and can apply them appropriately. Estimated time to complete the practicum project is approximately 35 hours, which is equivalent to a typical work week.
You are required to complete the principles and applications courses as listed below:
The following courses are required:
Bookkeeping 1 - Basics
Bookkeeping 2 - Accounting Essentials
Or, Bookkeeping Boot Camp
Practicum Tutorial Session
Understanding Financial Statements & Budgeting
The following course is optional:
Sage 50 Accounting Application
- Sage 50 Accounting - Level 1 & 2
- Practicum Tutorial Session
All Bookkeeping Principles & Applications Practicum Tutorial Sessions must be taken in the order as outlined above and practicum success must be achieved at each level before proceeding to the next level. The program must be completed within one (1) year of initial registration. Extensions will be considered; requests for extension must be submitted in writing to email@example.com.