Fee Structure & Guidance Notes 2024/2025

Effective 8 April 2024 to 7 April 2025

Your course provider may cover some or all of these costs for you, so you should always check with them first before completing a transaction.  

Student subscriptions



Registration Fee £30
Annual Subscription £66


Core exams



Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping  
A1 £87
A2 £87
A3 £87
Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts  
M4 £87
M5 £87
M6 £87
M7 £87
M8  £87


Supplementary exams



Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management  
P3 £99


Advanced exams


Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Bookkeeping
and Accounting
L4BI £110
L4FS £110
L4CT £110
L4SAT £110


Mock exams



All levels £18


Reduced Rates

A person who is receiving state benefits that appear on the ICB List of Accepted Benefits, or who has reached 65 years of age (whether or not they have actually retired) is entitled to a 25% reduction in his or her Student Subscription fee at the time of application or renewal. Photocopies (not originals) of supporting documentation should be submitted to ICB before payment of the subscription fee. Please note that no other fees are subject to this reduction and reductions will not be awarded in arrears.

> List of Accepted Benefits


1.The fees outlined on this page are non-refundable.

2. Student Subscription covers a full twelve month period. Annual renewal of Student Subscription is not compulsory nor does termination notice need to be given. However, Registered Student access will cease upon expiration of subscription and no further assessments can be completed until the subscription is renewed.

3. Once a Student has achieved the requisite number of qualifications they will have the option of joining ICB as a member at one of the grades: Affiliate, Associate, Member.  Once membership has begun, Student Registration will cease.

4. Exemptions from a qualification will be granted where suitable evidence of comparable achievement exists. An exemption fee is payable in addition to any application fee and annual subscription fee.

5. No designatory letters accompany the grade of Registered Student.

6. Improper use of ICB designatory letters is strictly forbidden.

7. All students and members agree to abide by the Professional Conduct Regulations.

8. ICB appears on List 3: Deduction for fees and subscriptions paid to professional bodies or learned societies: Section 344 ITEPA 2003 (formerly Section 201 ICTA 1988) www.hmrc.gov.uk/list3/

9.Provided there are no changes to your membership grade or the services you require, your subscription fee is fixed for one year from the date of your renewal. We review and increase subscription fees and other charges each year on 6 April. We will contact you by email each year before your fees are due to confirm the current rate.


If we are unable to award exemptions based on your qualification or experience, you can take our examinations to gain membership.

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