Bookkeeping Specialization


Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper can increase your earning potential, enhance your business and accounting skills, and give you the opportunity to consider various accounting career tracks. The Bookkeeping Specialization covers the primary aspects of bookkeeping with an emphasis on preparing individuals for career advancement through attaining relevant industry certifications and learning the latest technology and analytical tools used for bookkeeping.

The Bookkeeping Specialization is ideal for both experienced bookkeepers and office managers who are looking to expand their current career track and for those who are exploring future careers in accounting or finance. The program can be completed within one year and students have the flexibility to complete most classes online or in-person.

All students completing this program will receive an Award of Completion. 

Specialization Curriculum

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Required Courses (Three courses required)

X 423.430 Bookkeeping and Accounting Essentials I
X 423.431 Bookkeeping and Accounting Essentials II
X 427.13 Payroll Tax and Accounting

Elective Courses (One course required)

X 423.432 Accounting Using QuickBooks
X 423.433 Cloud-Based QuickBooks
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Program Requirements

Students must:

  • Submit an Application for Candidacy with a non-refundable application fee of $75.
  • Earn a 2.5 GPA or better in the three 400-level courses.
  • Complete all courses within five years.

Available Discounts

Course discounts are available to CalCPA members as well as to employers who register 3 or more of their employees in a course.  View additional discounts

CPE Credit

All 400-level courses in this specialization may be applied toward the State of California‘s continuing professional education (CPE) requirement for the licensure of Certified Public Accountants.

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