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ICB Re-Assessments

What happens if I fail my ICB exam?

Don’t panic if you do not pass first time, you can get a second chance. If you are assessed as ‘not yet competent’ in a subject (you did not pass it), you will have a chance to write one re-assessment, which is only a summative final exam with a pass mark of 60% (no PoE required – the exam counts fully towards your grade).

You must complete the re-assessment within 12 months of your original summative assessment date. We do recommend you write your re-assessments as soon as you can, as subject content does change. If you miss your re-assessment, or you are ‘not yet competent’ in it, you can’t redo it. You will need to re-enter for the subject and start it over by completing a new PoE.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers acts as an examination body and is not in control of  course material. Instead, you can choose a college to study through, such as Matric College. With Matric College you can study fully accredited ICB courses. They will help you with each step, from registration to booking your exam seat.If you’re wanting to further your education in the financial or business management sector, look no further! Matric College offers a range of ICB courses that will take you one step further to your goal career!

What happens if I can’t make my ICB exam?

If you need to postpone your assessment before your assessment date, you will need to submit your application for postponement before the cut off date. If you are on time, you can postpone by paying the postponement fee. If you need to postpone your assessment because you’re ill on the day, you can apply for a free postponement (include a doctor’s certificate with your request), which may be issued at the ICB’s discretion. Assessment for subjects can be postponed once only.

Read more on ICB here. You can also read the ICB prospectus page for more information.

Important: You may only request ONE postponement per assessment from the ICB. Your assessment will automatically be moved to the next scheduled assessment date.

Last Updated: November 15, 2021

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