Academic Calendar Fall 2018

Continuing Education

Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate

This full- and part-time bookkeeping certificate program is designed to train persons working in or for small and home-based businesses. The training will enable them to organize and summarize the books of these companies using the current business-standard computers and software. The certificate must be completed in three years. Offered in several sections throughout the year, the modular program design enables students to take courses at varying times and during flexible hours.

Recommended that students entering this program have the following:

  1. Ability to use the internet and email
  2. Experience and skills using MS Office applications (e.g. Word and Excel)
  3. Basic proficiency in written and verbal English skills

Fees and additional costs

Please see the Continuing Education webpage for current fee details.

Program duration

The Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate can be completed in 12 weeks full time or over 1 to 3
years if part time. Courses are delivered face-to-face, online, and hybrid.


Courses are offered in Abbotsford at the Clearbrook Centre campus or in Chilliwack at the Canada
Education Park campus.

Program outline

To obtain a certificate in Bookkeeping for Small Business, students must successfully complete the following courses:

Course Title
BSB BK01 Bookkeeping Level I
BSB BK02 Bookkeeping Level II
TECH EX01 Excel Level I
BSB CA01 Computerized Accounting Level I
BSB CA02 Computerized Accounting Level II
BSB PA01 Payroll Accounting

Practicum option

Students may choose to register in an optional practicum experience, BSB PRACT (Bookkeeping for Small Business Practicum). This course is not a condition of graduation.


Students must achieve a minimum B grade in each course to progress to the next course. Students who do not achieve a minimum B grade in a course may repeat the course.

Course repetition

See UFV’s Course Repeat policy (86).

Graduation requirements

All courses must be successfully completed with a grade B or higher. In addition, students must have completed courses within three years of program start.

See the Graduation section of the calendar for more information.


At least 50% of the program must be completed at UFV.

Maximum length of time to complete program

Students are allowed up to three consecutive years to complete program requirements.

For more information

Contact Continuing Education at 604-851-6324, or 604-504-7441 local 6324, or toll-free (within Canada) 1-888-504-7441 local 6324, or

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