Exemptions

Exemptions

Effective December 1, 2019, only Business Communications and Microsoft Office are eligible for exemptions towards the Professional Bookkeeper Certificate. All other program requirements must be completed at Langara Continuing Studies.

Students who completed an equivalent course to Business Communications or Microsoft Office through another Canadian post-secondary institution within the last five years, and would like to have those courses approved for exemptions towards the Professional Bookkeeper Certificate, can submit an exemption request. Submit a completed Exemption/Prerequisite Approval Form along with official transcripts from the institution where the equivalent course was completed. 

Students who have not completed an equivalent course, but have acquired the skills and knowledge through learning experiences such as on-the-job training, workshops or volunteer work have an opportunity to have their skills assessed through exemption exams. Students who successfully complete the exemption exams will be eligible for exemptions towards the credential. 

Microsoft Office Exemption Exam
This exam is for those who would like to challenge the Microsoft Office (BSAD 1029) course. Perfect for individuals who primarily have been self taught or have prior training but lack proper documentation. Demonstrate you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint proficiently. Upon successful completion, you'll be eligible to apply for exemption.

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Business Communications Exemption Exam
This exam is for those who would like to challenge the Business Communications (GBSC 1004) course. Perfect for individuals who are highly proficient in business communication skills through years of work experience. To apply, please submit an email request, along with current resume and letter of intent. If the exemption request is approved, you will be provided with registration instructions and more details on the exemption exam process, which includes a written examination and oral presentation. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for exemption towards Business Communications (GBSC 1004).

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The next offering of the Business Communications Exemption Exam is Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10:00am-1:00pm.