Professional Bookkeeper™ Certification

Get The Skills To Be A Bookkeeping & Accounting Professional


Many professions use designations and certifications to identify their areas of expertise. In the medical field, there are pediatricians, dermatologists, surgeons, and many more who can claim an area in which they specialize, providing quality service while doing something that they love.

In accounting, the Professional Bookkeeper™ designation represents a person who is proficient in the day-to-day practical application of the accounting process in small to mid-sized businesses. This demonstrates the accountant’s expertise and commitment in this profession while providing quality service for their employer or client.

If you’re looking to become a bookkeeping professional who specializes in small-to-midsized businesses, or you’re interested in earning the credentials it takes to advance in your current career, you owe it to yourself to check out Professional Bookkeeper Certification.

The Professional Bookkeeper Certification Program was created to meet the high industry demand for qualified small business bookkeeping and accounting professionals.

Upon completion of this program, qualified students receive the PB designation. This designation shows potential employers and clients that you are fully qualified to take care of small business accounting and bookkeeping needs.

Why Get Professional BookkeeperTM Certification?

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The PB designation will allow you to do the following:

✓ Demonstrate you have proven skills in bookkeeping and accounting

✓ Advance your career and potentially increase your wages/earnings

✓ Place “PB” after your name, distinguishing you from other bookkeepers

✓ Raise your value to your company, employer or clients

Getting Certified

PB CertificateThe Professional Bookkeeper Program offers three learning modules:

  1. Accounting Made Easy: Fundamental principles of accounting for small business
  2. Practical Small Business Application: Learn the day-to-day procedures used by businesses each month to record and tabulate their financial events
  3. Advanced Accounting: Train in the more sophisticated issues associated with creating a set of books from scratch, auditing the results internally, and closing out the books at the end of the year

After completing the three modules, you’ll feel confident and fully prepared to take the multiple-choice Professional Bookkeeper™ exam.

Convenient At-Home Learning

This program is delivered through easy-to-follow instructional DVD’s and workbooks. You have the flexibility to complete the courses on your own time, in a way that fits your life. You may be training from the comfort of home, but you’re FAR from on your own. You’ll have access to the support of knowledgeable CPA’s and other experienced accounting professionals throughout your course and beyond.

“I was amazed how practical this course was, and surprised how much I learned. Having an accounting degree and over 17 years experience in accounting, I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know. This is well worth the time and money, and you will be benefited from this class for years to come.”
—Philip Luflair

In addition to practical, full-charge accounting skills and bookkeeping certification, as a student in this program you’ll gain the knowledge to launch and develop a career that potentially pays you higher earnings.

Career Options

This course prepares you for possible employment in the following occupations:

  • Accountant Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • General Ledger Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Accountant
  • Controller
  • Full-charge Bookkeeper
  • Internal Auditor
  • General Ledger Accountant

BusinessCard-PBThousands of students have successfully completed our program and enjoyed great success, either in their professional careers or in the establishment of their own accounting practices. We are confident that this program will satisfy your desire to master small-business accounting and take control of your professional future.

Completion of the Professional Bookkeeper™ program is your first step to accelerating your Accounting and Bookkeeping career and to learning you what you need to know in order to take a few clients on the side for $300 per month each, if you so desire. Getting a promotion and a raise that goes with it could pay for the entire course in the first month or two.

If a lack of certification has held your career back, you now have the way to quickly get your career off the ground and take control of your financial future.

We will customize a program for you based on your career goals, experience level, and budget. Go from learning to earning in a matter of weeks.

Our Guarantee


We’re so confident in our programs and their ability to provide the instruction, hands-on application and on-going professional guidance it takes to help you succeed, we guarantee it.

If, after completing the course, you feel the course didn’t live up to your expectation, simply return the materials to Universal, for a 100% refund of any monies paid.

Is Professional Bookkeeper™ Certification Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Professional Bookkeeper™ Certification and exploring whether Universal Accounting®’s at-home learning model is right for you, fill out the form on this page.

A friendly and knowledgeable UA advisor would be happy to help you explore your options and uncover the right training solution and business plan to suit you.

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