• Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping Course Equivalencies

    The not-for-profit Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) offers the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation, which comprises nine courses that prepare you for greater financial and job security as a professional bookkeeper. Certified bookkeepers are governed by a code of ethics that sets out professional responsibilities and conduct. George Brown College has been recognized by the CIB as a provider of courses that are valid equivalents of CB academic requirements. For each of the George Brown College Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) course equivalencies listed here that you pass, you will be eligible for exemption from the equivalent CIB course. (However, you must achieve a cumulative grade average of 65% or better to be eligible for the designation.) Course exemptions must be approved by the CIB. (Exemption policies are subject to change without notice, and certain courses may be subject to a time limit for registration.)


    The courses listed here may not represent the extent of the CB designation requirements. The requirements are set by the CIB, not George Brown College. To pursue the CB designation (or any other CIB designation), you must follow the process listed on the CIB website and meet the requirements applicable to you. For more information about the CB designation and courses, visit the CIB website.


    You will have the most success during the designation process if you already have basic Microsoft Windows experience before you start working toward the designation.

    Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) Course Equivalencies
    CIB CoursesGeorge Brown College Equivalent Courses
    CIB 111Computer Applications ICOMP 9191Microsoft Word 1
    CIB 112Bookkeeping IACCT 9120Introductory Financial Accounting 1
    CIB 113Bookkeeping IIACCT 9121Introductory Financial Accounting 2
    CIB 221Computer Applications IICOMP 9197Microsoft Excel 1
    COMP 9209Microsoft Access
    CIB 222Computerized Bookkeeping ICOMP 9576Sage 50 Accounting
    CIB 223Computerized Bookkeeping IICOMP 9577QuickBooks
    CIB 331Cost ManagementACCT 9122Introductory Management Accounting
    CIB 332Income TaxACCT 2034Taxation 1
    CIB 333Payroll AdministrationACCT 9111Payroll Administration