Our Accredited Training Providers are committed to offering the highest standards of training in line with our challenging & practical syllabus.

As an awarding body & membership organisation ICB does not directly provide training. ICB accredits training providers whose courses meet ICB standards.  

ICB Accredited Training Providers offer a range of flexible learning options including classroom-based, distance-learning, online courses and virtual classes.

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Chartered Accountancy isn’t for everyone. Ensure your bookkeeping staff have the right practical skills for the job and give recognition where it’s due.

We have professional qualifications at Levels 2, 3 and 4 as well as Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in accounting and payroll.  
Bookkeepers can pick and choose additional Level 4 qualifications in tax, financial statements and management accounts (AKA Business Insight) 
All exams are online and available on any day of the year. Once qualified, your staff receive certificates, membership with technical support included, and can call themselves Certified Bookkeepers. 
A formal training programme isn’t required and your staff can use our range of self-study textbooks and online mocks, or contact one of our accredited training providers. For experienced bookkeepers, getting qualified could take as little as three months, for everyone else you’re looking at 12 to 18 months through part-time study around other commitments. 

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Become an ICB Accredited Training Provider (ATP)

ICB's growing international reputation as the leading bookkeeping body and the organisation behind The Bookkeepers Summit means that increasing numbers of people are turning to ICB for guidance. Each week more than hundreds of people search our online course provider listing wanting to know where to study.

ICB accreditation provides a trusted benchmark for students and demonstrates that you are serious about maintaining high standards, that your course covers the ICB syllabus, and that you have the support of the leading organisation in the profession.

Centres or individuals who provide training courses in bookkeeping can apply to become an Accredited Training Provider of ICB and enjoy a high level of support from us.

What you receive:

Accredited Training Provider certificate
Use of ICB heraldic crest on all stationery, promotional material and website
Listing on the 'Bookkeeping Courses' page of ICB site
Access to the ICB bookkeepers forum to engage with ICB members and students
Priority booking at the Bookkeepers Summit
Customisable promotional material including posters, brochures, etc. for you to print
Regular updates on syllabus or industry changes
Membership of the Training Provider working group
Annual Training Provider meetings and training
Online statistics on student achievement, including comparison with national averages
Advertising opportunities
Free legal advice
Free subscription to ICB's member benefits scheme, ICBenefits, for highstreet discounts

All this in addition to the unparalleled support that every one of your students will receive once they have registered:

What your students receive:

Welcome call
Student card
Personal letter from the ICB chief executive welcoming them and congratulating them on choosing a course from your organisation
Online student profile, including online results and examination feedback reports **
Career advice
Monthly e-newsletter
Online community in the Forum
Local community at Branch Meetings
Access to purchase mocks to test their knowledge
Flexible exams; over 2,500 centres around the world, students book time and location ***
Fastest exam marking in the industry; usually instant and always within 30 days
Advice on setting up a bookkeeping business
..and much, much more.

We look forward to appointing you or your organisation as an Accredited Training Provider and to working closely with you in producing competent bookkeepers who are able to take advantage of the huge market that exists for them.

Making your Application

pdf icon ATP application form Part A

Complete and return the application form above giving as much detail as possible, including supporting material, examples of any promotional material, and enclosing copies of CVs for all tutors who will be involved in the delivery of bookkeeping courses. Your application is treated in the strictest confidence.

We aim to have a decision to you within 30 days of receipt of your application. In the event that further information is required, we will normally call you to discuss the next steps.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Peter Stewart 
Director of Learning

0203 405 4000



** Free for most examinations

*** Subject to availability.  To search for local centres please visit www.pearsonvue.com/ICB

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