Thank you for your question. If you are considering becoming a certified bookkeeper without work experience, you may want to consider the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB). The NACPB offers two paths to obtain a bookkeeper license. The Education path requires you to have a bookkeeper certificate, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting. By contrast, the Work Experience path does not require you to have a formal education, but it does require at least two years (or 4,000 hours) of work experience as a bookkeeper or accountant. For more information, click here
You can not only do what Catherine mentioned above, but you can take the QuickBooks Online Accountant course and QuickBooks Online certification course and become a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Best of all, it’s FREE! (yay!) You can find out more information here: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/accountants/training-certification/. I would also recommend joining bookkeeping groups on Facebook. There are several, and everyone in them are extremely friendly and helpful! Best of luck!
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