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Bookkeeper Certification Exam

Bookkeeper Certification
National Bookkeepers Association


The National Bookkeeper Association's (NBA) Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination (Exam) is the exam administered to candidates who want to obtain Bookkeeper Certification. The Exam is developed and maintained by NBA.

Candidates who complete the Accounting Fundamentals course or an approved equivalent course and pass the Exam may communicate to employers they possess Bookkeeper Certification and distinguish themselves and build credibility by having authorized use of the Bookkeeper Certification certificate and logo.


The Exam is used to test the candidate's bookkeeping competency. The Exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and simulations. To pass the Exam, you must receive a minimum of 75% (37 out of 50 questions).

The Exam tests the following:

  • Accounting: The Language of Business
  • Analyzing Business Transactions
  • Analyzing Business Transactions Using T Accounts
  • The General Journal and the General Ledger
  • Adjustments and the Worksheet
  • Closing Entries and the Postclosing Trial Balance
  • Accounting for Sales and Accounts Receivable, and Cash Receipts
  • Accounting for Purchases, Accounts Payable, and Cash Payments
  • Cash
  • Payroll Computations, Records, and Payment
  • Payroll Taxes, Deposits, and Reports
  • Accruals, Deferrals, and the Worksheet
  • Financial Statements and Closing Procedures

Time to Take and Pass the Exam

You have one year from the date of purchase to take and pass the Exam. If you don't pass the Exam, you can re-take the Exam by purchasing a re-take Exam.

Schedule to Take the Exam

The Exam is taken in ATU's Online Testing Center. You can take the Exam at anytime and from anywhere with an Internet connected computer.

When you're ready to take the Exam, go to ATU's Schedule an Exam webpage and schedule the date and time you want to take the Exam. Access to the Exam will be emailed to you the business day proceeding your scheduled date and time.

Taking the Exam

The Exam is open-book and you have two hours to complete the exam.


Subscriber $100 (Login to receive your discount)
Nonsubscriber $150 (Subscribe now to receive $50 off)

Fee includes:

  1. Practice Exam
  2. Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination
  3. Bookkeeper Certification Certificate (Upon Passing Exam)
  4. Bookkeeper Certification Logo (Upon Passing Exam)
I have completed the Accounting Fundamentals course, OR have provided transcripts* and received approval from ATU, NACPB, or NBA of completion of an acceptable equivalent course.

*Transcripts can be emailed to us at for review.

Re-examination Fee

Subscriber $50 (Login to receive your discount)
Nonsubscriber $75 (Subscribe now to receive $25 off)


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