Practical vocational qualifications that lead to ICB membership and professional status.

If you are well organised and methodical, have good attention to detail and enjoy seeing a set of figures add up properly, studying bookkeeping is for you.

ICB is ready when you are

You can register as a student and take your first assessment today - there are no entry requirements.  You just need to be a Registered Student, know your student number and take ICB's qualifications in order.  

If you do not yet have any bookkeeping knowledge, you can take a course with one of ICB's Accredited Training Providers. Most ICB students train from home by part-time 'distance learning' but you can also study at college.  ICB does not provide training.

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Qualifications that put you in control

ICB qualifications can be completed in any week of the year, so you can become a professional bookkeeper in your own time, around your job, family or other commitments.    

ICB qualifications will equip you for a future job in bookkeeping or for setting up your own business, so you have the flexibility to move between roles if your circumstances change.

Qualifications that are respected

ICB qualifications are developed in consultation with employers, government, small business owners and experienced bookkeepers. Renowned as providing the principal and toughest qualifications in bookkeeping, ICB ensures that its syllabus is rigorously practical and relevant to the work you will be doing as a bookkeeper.

Once you have completed your assessments, you will receive prestigious qualification certificates to improve your CV and be eligible to apply for official membership of ICB. Members stand out from the crowd with professional letters after their name and access to vital support resources, legal advice and other benefits. 

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If you are an experienced bookkeeper or have comparable qualifications, you may be able to gain an exemption from ICB examinations.

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Professional status, global recognition, support, exclusive discounts, and the kinship of the world’s biggest bookkeeper community.

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Advice on running your own bookkeeping business and information on ICB's Practice Licence scheme.

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CV advice and job vacancies for ICB members. Find out how ICB can help you prepare for that interview.

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