ICB Membership Explained

Want to join a professional body? In the ICB Membership Explained we explain all the benefits you could enjoy if you register for membership.

If you’re thinking about enrolling with the ICB for a course, you must’ve come across the term ICB or ICBA membership. Not sure what is meant by this and whether or not you could enjoy the benefits from it? Here’s the ICB Membership Explained. 

Explaining the ICB Membership

The ICBA (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants) is a professional body for business practitioners in South Africa. Many of its members are bookkeepers, accountants, office administrators and financial managers.

To become a member of this exclusive club, you need to meet their requirements. Once you’ve joined, you can enjoy a list of their exclusive benefits. 

Group of ICBA members walking to a seminar. Want to join? In ICB Membership Explained we breakdown all the benefits

How to Join the ICBA 

Enhance your credibility and rub shoulders with the best. How? By joining the ICBA. Here’s how you can join.

Applying for ICBA Membership

There are three easy steps you need to follow when applying for membership. They include:

  1. Choosing your membership
  2. Completing the online application
  3. Pay online or direct EFT

ICBA Membership Requirements

In terms of academic requirements and work experience, you need to hold an accredited qualification. Your qualification can be from the ICB or it can be registered on the NQF (National Qualifications Framework).

Ready to apply? Application requirements for membership include:

  • Filled in and completed membership form
  • Your Qualification certificate
  • A transcript of academic results
  • Detailed CV
  • Copy of your ID
  • SAQA evaluation letter (for foreign applicants)
  • Proof of payment (EFT transactions only)
Woman at a cafe busy registering to become a an ICBA member. ICB Membership Explained helps you with the easy steps to get started

ICBA Membership Fees

Worried about the costs involved. Here is a breakdown of the costs involved regarding your membership fees. 


Regular Fees

Discounted Fees for Registered ICB Learners

Application Administration Fee (includes first year membership fee)



Annual Membership Renewal (all qualified members)



Annual Membership Renewal Students (excludes use of designation)



Membership Certificate Print and Postage



Membership upgrade (includes digital certificate only)



Benefits of ICBA Membership

As a member of the ICBA, you will get to enjoy exclusive membership benefits. One of the biggest benefits? You can use the ICBA letters after your name and permission to use the logo on business cards and letterheads. Here are some of the other amazing benefits:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Get a Digital membership certificate
  • Access to Sage Pastel Bookkeepers and Accountants Forum
  • Chance to become accountant through SAIBA
  • Access to webinars and workshops

Prove You Mean Business

Enhance your credibility by choosing the best ICB course provider and enjoying membership benefits as a student. Choose us. Speak to a course expert to get started today. 

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Last Updated: 20 June 2022