We are delighted that you are considering joining ICB.
Once you have completed your AAT Level 3, you will be eligible to apply for membership via exemption. However, unlike someone with the AAT Levels 2 and 3, you will need to pass our Membership Entrance Paper.
ICB operates a comprehensive exemption policy based on prior achievement and proven competence. Whilst AAT have granted you an exemption from the Level 2 element of their syllabus based on a tax inspector course you took, but did not complete, some 8 years ago ICB would not.
The AAT Level 2 covers the fundamental core aspects of bookkeeping and is therefore vital to the work of a bookkeeper. ICB have found that applicants who have 'by-passed' the AAT Level 2 are lacking the necessary knowledge to achieve ICB membership.
Obviously you may well have sufficient knowledge to undertake and achieve ICB membership but ICB would not grant any exemption for firstly a course, secondly, a non bookkeeping course, thirdly one which was not completed and fourthly one undertaken 8 years previously.
You can contact us directly if you would like more information about mock papers for our Membership Entrance Paper.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this post or contact us directly on 0845 060 2345.
Edited at 04 Dec 2014 01:20 PM GMT