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Bookkeeping Course Online

If financial data, statistical reports, databases, and spreadsheets perk you up instead of drag you down, a career in bookkeeping may be just for you. In our Bookkeeping course online, you will learn the bookkeeper’s role as a specialist within an accounting department and graduate prepared to take the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeper Certification Exam. Individuals, families, and businesses of all kinds rely on bookkeepers to keep their financial affairs on track—that person could be you!

Online Bookkeeping Curriculum

Through our self-paced, online Bookkeeping Training curriculum, you’ll cover the skills and knowledge that are essential to taking the next steps toward becoming a successful bookkeeper, from building an understanding of payroll processes to using common bookkeeping computer applications. Your courses include:

  • Revenue, Expenses, and Financial Reports
  • Payroll and Wholesale Accounting
  • Excel for Bookkeeping
  • Computer Applications in Accounting – QuickBooks

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Professional certification

Our Bookkeeping course online certification prep includes the cost of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeper Certification Exam, and your official certificate when you pass the exam. Certification validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified for a bookkeeping role.

What you get

  • NACPB Bookkeeper Certification Exam (a $100 value)
  • Digital Textbook: Computer Accounting with QuickBooks Online
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Bookkeeping job opportunities

Bookkeeping job opportunities Taking a bookkeeping course online with certification preparation can boost your opportunities as an entry-level bookkeeper, a position needed by businesses of all sizes across all industries. From 2022 to 2032, there will be about 183,900 job openings expected annually. This is mainly due to the need to replace a retiring workforce. As of May 2022, the median annual wage for bookkeepers is $45,860.


Make it official. Certification may help you obtain work, improve your pay, and boost your career path.


From prepping inventory records to payroll, our online Bookkeeping courses give you the real-world skills you need to succeed.


Do your coursework anytime, anywhere, on a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

A bookkeeper maintains the records of financial transactions, establishes and organizes accounts, and create financial statements. To learn more check out our blog How Do You Become a Certified Bookkeeper?

A Bookkeeper is in charge of keeping a record transactions that your business conducts. This includes recording all of your business expenses (debits) and your income (credits) to report the business's financial profits. An Accountant will use financial documents to analyze trends and report on their projected trends.

Businesses and organizations of all kinds, from the small corner store to multi-office corporations, need people with professional bookkeeping skills. Our program prepares you to meet entry-level bookkeeping needs for businesses of all sizes.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to graduate from your Bookkeeping course online. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Enroll in our Bookkeeping course online, or explore our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs that can boost your business skills in similar areas.

Related programs from our partner school, Penn Foster

Through our partner schools Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster College, students can take advantage of a range of related programs that offer the flexibility and affordability of Ashworth College. Discover how you can balance work, life, and school to develop the skills to help you advance in your current career or help you take the next steps toward building a new one.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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