Assure Clients of Your Bookkeeping Knowledge, Skill, Experience, and Ethics
Note: CPB licenses obtained in the fourth Quarter (October, November and December) expire on December 31, 2014.
NACPB helps to protect and assure the public that members are trusted and competent bookkeepers by offering the Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) license. Public bookkeepers use the CPB license to gain a competitive edge by distinguishing themselves from other public bookkeepers.
NACPB's CPB license provides clients assurance that you are trustworthy and competent and possess the knowledge, skill, experience and ethics to provide public bookkeeping services.
Certified Public Bookkeeper License
You obtain and maintain your CPB license by passing a three part Uniform Certified Public Bookkeeper Examination, verifying bookkeeping experience, agreeing to abide by a professional code of conduct, and maintaining 24 hours of continuing professional education each year.
Become a Licensed Certified Public Bookkeeper
You obtain the CPB license by:
Uniform Certified Public Bookkeeper Examination
The Exam is developed, maintained, and administered by NACPB. The Exam is used and recognized throughout the United States and its properties.
Bookkeepers who pass the Exam, possess one-year of bookkeeping or accounting experience, agree to abide by the NACPB Code of Professional Conduct, and complete and submit the CPB Application for Licensure are able to distinguish themselves and build credibility by having authorized use of the Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) accreditation behind their names (John Doe, CPB) and CPB logo on their website or marketing materials.
The Exam consists of three parts:
The Exam may be taken one part at a time.
For more information on each part of the exam, click the certification links above.
CPB Application for Licensure
This document is available as a downloadable PDF file. PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, is needed to view or print the document. The Reader is available as a free download from the Adobe website.
To download the Reader, click here.
To access the Application, click CPB Application for Licensure.
Application Fee Payment
To pay the CPB Application for Licensure fee by credit card, click the Fee button below.
For license renewal information, click here.
Submit our Online Form, email, or call us to learn how NACPB helps you provide public bookkeeping services more efficiently and effectively.