• CIB Certified Bookkeeper


    The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) offers the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation. According to the CIB, the CB designation allows you to "look forward to greater financial and job security in a rapidly changing business world."

    Individuals who become a member of the CIB, complete the nine required courses (Computer Applications 1, Bookkeeping 1, Bookkeeping 2, Computer Applications 2, Computerized Bookkeeping 1, Computerized Bookkeeping 2, Cost Management, Income Tax and Payroll Administration), register the course completions with the CIB, complete the employment experience requirement and complete the work experience evaluation questionnaire are eligible to receive the CB designation from the CIB. The CIB awards the designation. However, George Brown College Continuing Education has been recognized by the CIB as a provider of courses that are equivalent to the CB designation's academic course requirements.

    For more information about the CB designation, visit the How to Obtain the Designation web page on the CIB website.


    Course Requirements:

    The Computer Applications 2 course requirement is met by passing two of our courses: our COMP 9209 Microsoft Access course and either our COMP 9197 Microsoft Excel 1 course or our COMP 9720 Microsoft Excel 1 course.


    You must enrol to become a member of the CIB before you can register your completed courses with the CIB. Complete the CIB enrolment process by following the steps outlined on their Enrolment Process: Becoming a Member web page.


    You will have the most success during the CB designation process if you already have basic Microsoft Windows experience before you start working toward the designation. You may wish to consider our COMP 9333 Windows 10 Basics course.

    Completion Details

    Course Recognition:

    For each of the George Brown College courses listed here that you pass, you must use the CIB course registration process – and pay the CIB a transfer credit fee – to have credit for the course registered in your personal CIB file. Certain courses may be subject to a time limit for CIB registration, so the CIB recommends that you register your courses promptly to avoid a course credit being denied.


    You must achieve a cumulative grade average of 65% or better in these George Brown College courses to be eligible for the CB designation.

    Level 1: Compulsory Courses (Three)

    Level 2: Compulsory Courses (Four)

    Level 3: Compulsory Courses (Three)

    Have questions?

    Contact the Continuing Education Business Studies department at 416-415-5000, ext. 2163, at cebusiness@georgebrown.ca or by visiting their office at St. James Campus, 193 King St. E., Building G (SJG), third floor.

    Disclaimer: The CB designation is awarded by the CIB. The information provided here does not represent the extent of the requirements for the CB designation. The requirements are set by the CIB, not George Brown College, so you must follow the process listed on the CIB website and meet the requirements applicable to you to achieve the CB designation. CIB policies are subject to change without notice, and George Brown College is not responsible for any information errors or inaccuracies that result from a change in CIB policy.