What certification and requirements do you need to become a bookkeeper?

In the United States, there is no certification or license requirements to hold oneself out as a "bookkeeper". However, bookkeeping certification or licensure do provide assurance to business owners and individuals that the certified or licensed bookkeeper does possess a cetain level of trust and competency. For example, bookkeepers who want to obtain a bookkeeping job can obtain the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) Bookkeeper Certification. For more information, go to http://www.nationalba.org. The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) provides public bookkeepers a Certified Bookkeeper certification or Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) license to provide assurance they are trusted and competent public bookkeepers. For more information, go to http://www.nacpb.org.