This certificate program appeals to both part-time and full-time students interested in the Bookkeeping field. The certificate is designed to provide a base of understanding and skills that would lead towards the bookkeeping or accounting fields. The program has flexible course delivery to meet the varied needs of the student audience. The college maximizes the number of courses offered in the in-class format. The program is comprised of 13 courses that include both theory and computer applications.

The courses meet the academic requirements of the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB), leading to certification as a Certified Bookkeeper. Bookkeeping students are also to be made aware of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) to support their future vocation. Students are advised to assess the merits of the services and supports available through a professional association.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


This is a Textbooks for All program. To learn more about Lambton College's Textbooks for All initiative, visit our Mobile Learning section.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes and be out of secondary school for at least  one year. Mature applicant testing is available in the counselling office. The test(s) will demonstrate equivalency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact 519-542-7751 ext 3412.

Please Note: Students are encouraged to declare their program of choice with the Registrar's Office when registering for their first course. Students must declare their program of choice by the time they complete the third course in any one program. Applications for this program are not accepted through


Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program can expect to work in entry level positions in bookkeeping.