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ICB – Institute of Certified Bookkeepers South Africa

Who is the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers South Africa?

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers South Africa is a professional body that is responsible for improving the standards of bookkeeping and accounting qualifications throughout the country.

The ICB’s objectives are:


  • to promote bookkeeping as a profession
  • to increase recognition for bookkeeping as an integral part of the financial profession
  • to promote education and learning
  • to enable the achievement of a recognised bookkeeping qualification
  • to provide a trusted benchmark for the profession
  • to improve the career prospects of ICB members

What does the ICB South Africa do?

  • The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers qualifications for many different types of business fields.
  • They also offer each module as individual short courses.
  • The ICB also provides membership to those who have completed any of their courses, even the short courses.
  • They are locally and internationally recognised. This means that you will have more oppotunities for employment as an Institute of Certified Bookkeepers South Africa member.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Accreditation

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers South Africa is recognised by FASSET as a Quality Assurance Partner. The ICB is also affiliated with both the IFA (Institute of Financial Accountants) and the IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers) both of which operate from the United Kingdom

How does an Institute of Certified Bookkeepers courses work?

The ICB sets up exams and designs the study material that they offer. However, they don’t provide support for their own courses. Students who want to study an ICB course need to find a college, like Skills Academy to support them through their course. You can read more on ICB Business Management courses here. Matric College, a distance learning college, also offers accredited ICB courses that you can study without having matric. They will help you every step of the way from your study materials to having your examination seat booked and ready for you. 

Professional Bodies that Recognise The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers:

  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA)
  • International Association of Accounting Professionals (IAAP)
  • Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA)
  • International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)
  • South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)

Academic Institutions that Offer Exemptions for Some of Their Courses:

  • CIMA: CIMA’s Management Accounting Studies, offers exemptions for ICB graduates.
  • ACCA: ACCA only offers exemption if you completed a National Diploma in Financial Accounting and wish to become a Certified Chartered Accountant.

ICB Courses you can study with TWP Academy.

Find out more about the ICB here: Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

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Last update: March 27, 2019

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