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Licenses provide employers and clients assurance that you are trustworthy and competent and possess knowledge, skill, experience, and ethics.

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Requirements CPB
1. Possess an Accredited Education1 or Complete Education Alternative
2. Pass the National Uniform Examination
3. Possess one-year (2,000 hours) of Bookkeeping or Accounting Experience
4. Agree to Abide by the Code of Professional Conduct
5. Complete and Submit the Application for Licensure
6. Obtain Certified Professional Education (CPE) Annually2 24 24 16 16 16
Education Alternative - Complete the following courses:          
Accounting Fundamentals Course
Accounting Principles Course    
Accounting Analysis        
Payroll Fundamentals Course  
QuickBooks Fundamentals Course  
Tax Fundamentals Course        
National Uniform Examination          
Accounting Fundamentals
Accounting Principles    
Accounting Analysis        
Payroll Fundamentals  
QuickBooks Fundamentals  
Tax Fundamentals        

1 Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in accounting
2 The CPE requirement begins when you obtain your license.