The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preparing men and women for professional positions in a financial environment.
The bookkeeping profession today, unlike the accounting profession is completely unregulated. There are no criteria for educational requirements or for professional conduct. Virtually anybody with little training or education can advertise as a bookkeeper. The lack of standards has often had unfortunate consequences for individuals and businesses using the services of an unqualified bookkeeper.