ICB Prospectus 2023

The ICB Prospectus 2023 is now available for all current and potential students. You can use this document to get up-to-date with all important changes.

Go ahead and start planning your studies for the year ahead with the ICB prospectus 2023. This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about ICB and your study journey with them. Get important information about your fees, exams, PoE and more.

What Can I Do With An ICB Qualification?

You can look forward to an exciting future once you graduate. There are two promising options for you to follow:

  1. Kick-Start Your Career

ICB courses will give you the skills to enter the workplace with confidence. So after graduation day, feel free to apply for a job in your field. And to give you an extra boost, you can sign up for ICB webinars. These webinars give you updated knowledge about your industry and equip you with Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points.

  1. Study Further

If you enjoyed your study journey, you can keep going. ICB Courses have many overlapping subjects, which makes it easy to start studying another course with them and gain a brand new qualification

Which ICB Courses Can I Study?

There are four different types of ICB programmes you can choose from. These include: 

  1. Bookkeeping Courses
  2. Accounting Courses
  3. Business Management Courses
  4. Office Administration Courses

Bookkeeping Courses

If you want to start a career in finance, learning bookkeeping is a great place to start. These courses will teach you skills such as computerised bookkeeping, how to create financial statements, cost and management accounting, business literacy and more. 

Entry Requirements: You must have finished Grade 10 and be 16 years or older. 

Accounting Courses

Did you know that finance is one of the most in-demand skills in South Africa? This means that your passion for numbers could lead you to a successful career. When you study Accounting, you will learn all about management accounting control systems, income tax returns, SARS and more. 

Entry Requirements: You must have completed the ICB Bookkeeping Courses. 

Business Management Courses

If you dream of running your own business one day, that is great. But first, you need to learn what it takes to lead a company to success. ICB’s business courses will teach you subjects such as office and legal practices, marketing, public relations, business management and more. 

Entry Requirements: Grade 11 and a good understanding of English. 

Office Administration Courses

You can be the hero every office needs when you study office administration with ICB. Here you will learn bookkeeping, business and office administration, human resource management, economics, and more. 

Entry Requirements: A Matric certificate or equivalent and a good understanding of English.

How Do I Get Started With ICB?

If you want to study ICB Courses, understanding the ICB prospectus 2023 is important. But if you are a bit confused, we are here to break all the vital information down for you. Get clued up with us so you can have a smooth study experience. 

How Do I Register With ICB?

Registering with ICB as a new student is a very simple process. Follow the steps below to start your journey to an accredited business or finance qualification:

  • Step 1: Open Google Chrome
  • Step 2: Go to the ICB Student Portal
  • Step 3: Register for the Student Portal
  • Step 4: Click ‘Register for a Course’
  • Step 5: Choose the programme you want to study
  • Step 6: Select your training provider
  • Step 7: Confirm your registration 

Can I Study Directly Through ICB?

No, you cannot study directly through ICB. This is because ICB is not a college, they are an external exam body. They are only responsible for creating your exams and making sure you receive a certificate when you finish your course. 

Exam Timetable 2023

Your ICB prospectus 2023 includes the exam timetable for the year ahead. This means you can start booking your exams, keep track of due dates and create a study schedule. Your timetable also shows:

  • PoE completion dates
  • RPL and RTAP due dates
  • Exam postponement dates
  • Results release dates
  • Exam registration closing dates

ICB Fees 2023

The ICB prospectus 2023 has a complete list of all the fees connected to studying with ICB. There are different fees for:

  • Exam bookings
  • Private invigilation
  • Exam postponements
  • Exam entry late fees
  • Re-mark fees
  • RPL and RTAP

How Much Are ICB Course Fees?

There are no ICB course fees because ICB does not offer any classes. When you register with an accredited training provider, there will be separate tuition costs. 

What Are The ICB Exam Fees For 2023?

In 2023, each exam will cost R785 per module. If you forgot to book your exam on time, you also have to pay a late fee of R560 per subject.  

How Do I Pay ICB?

If you are a face-to-face student, your college will make the payments. Distance students have to pay ICB directly. There are three ways to pay ICB. You can make all your payments via the student portal, it is safe and secure. 

  1. Credit card
  2. Instant EFT
  3. EFT and bank payments

What Is the ICB Student Portal?

The ICB student portal is a platform where you go to manage your studies. You can use the platform to:

  • Register as an ICB student
  • Book exams
  • Make payments 
  • Update your details
  • View your exam results


MACCI is the online platform you must use to complete your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). 

Updates To Your PoE

In 2023, there are a few important changes you must take note of

  • There are now step-by-step instructions to help you prepare for your online exam
  • Your assignments from 2022 are only available until the end of March 2023. 
  • After March 2023, you must complete a new PoE whether you postponed a subject or not.
  • You can start your online exam at any time between 9 am and 1 pm. This is to help anyone affected by loadshedding on the day. 

What Are ICB PoE Completion Deadlines?

The PoE completion deadline is the date by which you must have handed in your entire portfolio of evidence. If you do not complete it in time, you are not allowed to write the exam. 

Please note: Please make sure to tick off your PoE checklist as you go along and make sure your progress bar is at 100% before submitting. 

How Do I Access MACCI?

Only registered students may use MACCI to complete their PoE. You can access MACCI by logging in to its unique website. Before you try to log in, make sure you are using Google Chrome. 

ICB Exam Booking

You can book an exam as soon as you are successfully registered for the year. All you have to do is:

  1. Log in to the student portal
  2. Select ‘enter assessment’
  3. Choose your subject
  4. Select an exam date
  5. Click ‘add to basket’
  6. Proceed to the checkout and make a payment
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ICB Exam Results

ICB exam results are released about seven weeks after you have written. You can find specific dates in the table below or on your exam timetable.

Exam Month

Results Release Date

April 2023

19 May 2023

May 2023

23 June 2023

June 2023

21 July 2023

July 2023

18 August 2023

August 2023

29 September 2023

September 2023

20 October 2023

October 2023

17 November 2023

November 2023

5 January 2024

December 2023

19 January 2024

Recognition Of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning, or RPL is when you use the skills you gained through work experience or previous courses, to study further in a similar field. A successful RPL application can give you exemptions for your course. This means that you can receive credits for certain subjects or go ahead and study a course that you did not meet the full requirements for. 

How Do ICB Exemptions Work?

You can get ICB exemptions per subject. Your application will only be considered if the course you studied before was accredited by the NQF and is no more than five years old. If you are applying with work experience, ICB could also ask you to complete a PoE. This is to prove that you have enough knowledge to complete the course. Before you accept any exemptions, you must be a registered ICB student. In 2023, your ICB RPL will cost:

  • Application fee – R510
  • Exemption fee per subject (no PoE required) – R430
  • RPL PoE fee per subject (PoE required) – R995

What Job Can I Get With An ICB Qualification?

The doors of opportunity are wide open when you study with ICB. Many employers prefer to hire people with ICB qualifications. This is because they are a respected organisation. 

Accounting And Bookkeeping

You can become an asset to any workplace when you take care of a company’s finances. Check out just a few of the jobs available to you:

  • Payroll Officer
  • Accountant 
  • Accounting Technician
  • Cost Clerk

Business Management

Business Management is such a diverse field. You can create a respectable career for yourself in any industry you choose.

  • Business Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Consultant

Office Administration

Without these professionals, offices would be complete chaos. You can help keep the workplace running smoothly with the following jobs:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Staff Assistant
  • Secretary

Now that you know what to expect from ICB in 2023, it is time to get the ball rolling. If you are still looking for a training provider for your ICB Course, look no further than Skills Academy. We are an accredited distance learning college, so you can study with us from anywhere in South Africa. Our highly qualified lecturers and tutors will help you pass with flying colours. 

Do not forget to download a copy of the ICB prospectus right here!

Last Updated: 6 February 2023



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