Professional Bookkeeping Program

Become a certified bookkeeper in just a few short months.

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A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for as a Professional Bookkeeper. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months (or weeks).

  • 341 Hours of Study

  • 4 Month Program Completion Time

  • $40,000 Average Annual Salary*

This Could Be the Perfect Job for You

Do you have an eye for detail? Got a mind for numbers? Think you have what it takes to manage financial records for professionals in healthcare, administration, and technology? Then you’ll love being a certified bookkeeper!

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5 Reasons to Complete Your Professional Bookkeeping Training With CareerStep

Enjoy financial security.

The average income for certified professional bookkeepers is $40,240 a year with the potential for more.*

Earn certification in as little as 4 months.

With full-time study, you can complete your training (and be ready to work) in no time.

Study on your schedule.

24/7 Web access means you can learn whenever and wherever you want, fitting study time in and around your everyday life.

Receive coaching and guidance.

Training is online, but you’re never alone. Real people support you every step of the way via phone, live chat, and email.

Take advantage of flexible payment plans.

Our programs are priced to help you build a stronger future and set you up for career advancement—not to saddle you with student debt.


1. Start today.

Begin your training (and transformation) right now.


2. Finish fast.

Complete your training in record-time.


3. Get hired.

With community support and interview training.

Ready to Dive In?

Register online now to enroll in the Professional Bookkeeping program.

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Program Details

Our certified bookkeeper online training program was designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to launch your career in accounting.

  • 4-month Completion
  • Self-Paced Study
  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • 1:1 (Human) Support
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What You'll Learn

This certified bookkeeper training provides real-world, hands-on experience. Drill exercises. Practice activities. Quizzes. All the good stuff—none of the fluff.

Fundamentals of Accounting

Get an overview of the basics: Accounting principles and reporting standards, financial statement analysis, and merchandise inventory.

Accounting for Sales & Purchases

Learn the difference between gains and sales revenue—and how to track/document payments for products and services.

Bookkeeping & Payroll Training

Tax considerations, pensions, deductions, contributions… there’s a lot of jargon to consider when managing an entity’s payroll. We’ll make sure you have the tools you need to put your skills to work in an operational environment.

Exam Prep

We’ll set you up to pass the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Online and Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate exams.

Your Questions—Answered

TL;DR: you’ll crunch a lot of numbers. But more specifically, you’ll prepare invoices, manage payroll, track debits and credits, and manage ledgers. It’s a fun gig. One that requires exceptional attention to detail, a positive attitude, and a fondness for basic mathematics.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary for certified bookkeepers is $40,240 a year.

$3,999. It’s not much in comparison to what you could be earning in as little as four months. Or in comparison to what you’ll earn throughout the course of your career.

Yes. Financially speaking, it’s smartest to pay up front, but CareerStep does offer payment plans and financial assistance for this program. Learn more on the course description page.

If you’re wondering how to become a certified bookkeeper, there’s a clear pathway with few hurdles. Just be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate. You’ll also need basic math and computer skills.

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This program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching. It’s a faster, cheaper alternative to traditional schooling.

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Payment Plans

Paying up front is the best way to demonstrate your financial prowess, but sometimes you need some wiggle room. That’s why we offer payment plans.

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MyCAA Grants

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program offers funding for this program for eligible military spouses. You could become a certified bookkeeper without spending a penny out of pocket.

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