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Bookkeeping Principles & Applications Certificate of Recognition


Canada-Alberta Job GrantMany positions in today’s workplace require working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements. Learning the basics will improve your marketability and chances of career advancement. This flexible 62-hour program is designed to have you learn the theory and acquire the practical skills associated with daily bookkeeping transactions and accounting practice. This sets you apart from other job applicants and provides the foundation needed to launch you into a new field of study or make you and your existing business more manageable and successful.

In order to receive the Certificate of Recognition, completion of a hands on, take home project is required. Apply theory and principles to an assigned scenario using both manual and technical applications. With instructor guidance and feedback, you will have the opportunity to complete the books and financial statements with 100% accuracy. Attend any of the Practicums sessions for assistance or complete it on your own. The practicum project will help you build your confidence and understanding, and provide evidence that you have gained the necessary knowledge and skills and can apply them appropriately. Estimated time to complete the practicum project is approximately 35 hours, which is equivalent to a typical work week.

You are required to complete the principles and applications courses as listed below:


Bookkeeping Principles

The following courses are required:

Optional course:

Bookkeeping Applications

Choose both levels of one software application:

Training is also available online: QuickBooks® Online

The Bookkeeping Practicum and Quickbooks® or Sage 50 Accounting Practicum must be taken in the order as outlined above and practicum success must be achieved at each level before proceeding to the next level. For practicum details, please see Bookkeeping Principles & Application Practicum. The program must be completed within one (1) year of initial registration. Extensions will be considered; requests for extension must be submitted in writing to


  • All course fees are specified individually. Please refer to each course listed above.
  • In addition, $329 registration fee is required for the Certificate of Recognition and includes Practicums. This fee is non-refundable.

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How to Register / Policy Information
Classes have limited space and may fill up if you delay. If your class is full, ask to be put on a waiting list. Waitlisted students will be notified of any vacancies. Classes will be added based on demand.