How do I know if the work experience I have qualifies as “bookkeeping”?
I have been an administrative assistant for 13 years doing invoicing, cutting POs and receiving POs. I have done collections by running reports in QB and contacting customers to arrange payment. I have contacted vendors to resolve issues relating to accounts payable. I have downloaded credit card statements and run reconciliations. I have entered bills, cut checks and made journal entries. But I have never officially studied accounting except by reading online and books from the library.
Thank you for your inquiry. It seems you are off to a good start! The best way to become a certified bookkeeper is via one of the two top professional bookkeeper organizations: AIPB and NACPB. You can also become certified through local or online college courses. Costs for training will vary depending on where you train.
The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) certification cost is $479 for AIPB members and $574 for nonmembers, which includes the application fee, all the workbooks, and the exam fees. For more information, click here
The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) cost is $400 for NACPB members and $600 for nonmembers. There are several free study tools available to you if you decide to become a member. In addition, they offer an exam prep course for $1,596 for NACPB members and $1,996 for nonmembers. For more information, click here