Bookkeeping Certificate

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This program offers students the opportunity to obtain a thorough understanding of bookkeeping techniques and practices and how to apply them in both manual and computerized environments. Emphasis is placed on the development of bookkeeping skills through the use of practical, hands-on training techniques.

This program is designed for individuals who have no knowledge of bookkeeping, as well as those who are currently working in a bookkeeping role.


Ashton’s Bookkeeping Certificate has been accredited by the Canadian Bookkeepers Association (CBA). The CBA is a national non-profit association established in 2003. The CBA advances bookkeeping professionals in Canada and furthers the bookkeeping industry as a whole.


The instructor was knowledgeable and presented the material in an extremely organized manner. I also found the teaching material extremely helpful and useful.

Sinan Qaimari - Certificate in Bookkeeping, 2012

Program Outline

The Program Outline details the program structure, duration, formats and specific admissions requirements. It also gives an in-depth description of each course in the program, and details on program materials.

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All applicants must pay the non-refundable application fee, due at the time of the initial application. Tuition fees for this program are due and payable at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date. Students with guaranteed funding arrangements will be exempt from this requirement provided that they produce documentary proof at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date.

The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans, other forms of government funding, and bank financing. However students are responsible for making their own funding arrangements and are advised to contact the relevant funder well in advance of the start date to make application.

Tuition fees for this program can be seen on our Fees webpage:

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Note: Tuition fees do not include the cost of the required textbooks. Please see the “Program Materials” section below for more details.

Please note, Ashton College no longer accepts credit cards for tuition payments. Please click here to view a full list of payment options.

Program Materials

Please note, the program costs listed above do not include the cost of textbooks. Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks and should note that textbooks may take up to three weeks to be delivered by providers.

For a complete list of textbooks required for the Bookkeeping Certificate program, please click the button below:

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