Jean A. Cordasco CPA – South Jersey Bookkeeping
Does New Jersey require bookkeepers to be licensed?
Although bookkeepers do carry out a major role in maintaining a business’s financial records, they do not require a license. However, they can obtain an optional certification if they desire.
How do I become a certified bookkeeper in NJ?
To become a certified bookkeeper in the state of New Jersey, you must sit for the Uniform Certified Public Bookkeeper Exam. Like the CPA exam, it is administered in four parts.
In addition to sitting for the exam, you must have bookkeeping education and experience. For example, New Jersey City University offers a bookkeeping course. At the end of the course, you receive a certificate of completion, which you can later show as proof to sit down and take the exam. However, unlike the CPA exam, the Certified Bookkeeper exam provides the individual who successfully passes all four parts of the exam a national Certified Bookkeeper designation.