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ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)

The world's leading organisation for Bookkeepers.

ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)

Who are ICB?


The ICB, also known as The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, are the largest bookkeeping institute in the world and are responsible for promoting and maintaining the standards of bookkeeping. This is achieved through establishing relevant qualifications that are up-to industry standards. The ICB also award graded memberships to individuals to recognise their academic attainment, work experience and level of competence.

The ICB aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote bookkeeping as a profession
  • Improve career prospects of ICB members
  • Increase recognition for bookkeeping as an integral part of the financial profession
  • Promote education and learning
  • Enable the achievement of a recognised bookkeeping qualification
  • Provide a trusted benchmark for the profession
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Why ICB?


ICB Bookkeeping qualifications are available to individuals at differing levels in their careers; whether you’re a complete novice to the finance industry, or you’re already a bookkeeping professional looking to refresh your skills, there are a number of ICB accredited courses, these include:

  • ICB Affiliate – Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (course with exam) (B1, B2, B3)
  • ICB Associate – Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounts (course with exam) (BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7)
  • ICB Member & Professional Accounts Package – ICB Level 2, 3 & 4, MS Excel & Sage 50
  • ICB Member – Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounts (course with exam) (ABA8, ABA9)
  • ICB Member Package – Level 2, 3 & 4 Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounts

The ICB are the leading voice in the bookkeeping industry and are proud of their strong network and ability to support their members through certification, advice and guidance. They aim to empower their students and members by teaching industry key skills and encouraging professionals to find fulfilling employment opportunities or strive to set up their own business.


Key Benefits of ICB

Learn fundamentals & advanced skills in bookkeeping: ICB recognised courses cater for inexperienced beginners all the way through to advanced professionals looking to re-skill or up-skill their current level of competency. Regardless of your level of experience, the ICB support all individuals to achieve career success.

Great employment prospects: As the largest bookkeeping institute in the world, once learners have achieved their ICB certification, they are a holder of a globally recognised and highly regarded qualification that is sought after by many employers and organisations.

Study flexibility: Learners embarking on an ICB accredited course can expect to benefit from course flexibility meaning you can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace. Whether you flourish in a fast-paced environment or better suited to work at self-paced, you’ll be able to control the speed of your academic success.

On-demand support: Throughout your study, you can expect tutor support, practice assignments, mock exams and final exams to assist you throughout your course, ensuring you achieve the end result you were aiming for.

Opportunities with ICB qualification


Gaining a qualification from the world's largest bookkeeping institute will provide you with the flexibility to work in a range of roles or set up your own business.

ICB Course

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ICB Affiliate – Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant, Accountant, Finance Administrator

£15 - £31k

ICB Associate – Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounts

Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant, Accountant, Finance Administrator

£15 - £31k

ICB Associate Package – Level 2 & 3 Bookkeeping & Accounts

Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant, Accountant, Finance Administrator

£15 - £31k

ICB Member – Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounts

Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant, Accountant, Finance Administrator

£15 - £31k

ICB Member Package – Level 2, 3 & 4 Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounts

Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant, Accountant, Finance Administrator

£15 - £31k

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