The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers courses in bookkeeping, accounting, business management, office administration and entrepreneurship.
The function of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- The Institute has courses and qualifications for accounting, bookkeeping, financial management and entrepreneurship.
- Every qualification has different subjects. These subjects can be studied as short courses if you want to improve your skills in a certain area.
- The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers provides membership to those who have completed any of their courses, including short courses.
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers’s accreditation
Based in South Africa, The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is recognised by FASSET as one of their QAP’s (Quality Assurance Partner). It is affiliated with both the IFA (Institute of Financial Accountants) and the IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers). Both operate from the United Kingdom.
Benefits of an ICB education and qualification
The course you will do provides you with all the knowledge that will help you excel in the workplace. The course will also teach you important skills to get promoted or the job you always wanted.
How does the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers courses work
The ICB sets up exams and designs the qualifications that they offer, however they don’t provide support for their own courses. Students who want to study a course, need to find a college (like Skills Academy) to support them through their course.
The benefits Of studying an ICB course
- Several professional bodies recognise the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers courses. Meaning, you have a good chance of getting that great job you always wanted if you study through the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
- There are several other colleges, that recognise the Institute’s courses and will grant you an exemption. Exemption means that don’t have to do certain subjects. You would have already completed an equivalent subject, which is very useful if you want to study further.
Professional bodies that recognise The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers:
- Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA)
- International Association of Accounting Professionals (IAAP)
- Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA)
- International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)
- South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)
Academic institutions that offer exemptions for some of their courses:
- CIMA: CIMA’s Management Accounting Studies, offers exemptions for ICB graduates.
- ACCA: ACCA only offers exemption if you completed a National Diploma in Financial Accounting and wish to become a Certified Chartered Accountant.
Find out all the essentials about what you need to know
If want you to register to study a course with us, you will need to know more about the following aspects and how to go about doing and operating on the next:
- The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers portal
- Accessing your results for 2017
- How to register with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- 2017 timetable for exams
- Different courses from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- Contact details for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- How to get a hold of the prospectus 2017
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers portal
The ICB Secure Online Portal can be accessed here: Learner Portal
By using the Secure Portal, your learning experience will be so much easier and convenient. As a student you receive an online profile where you will be able to do the following:
- Register with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- Enrol for their exams as a home study learner
- View your exam results
- Update personal and contact information
- Reprints of certificates
- Make payments using a credit card
Continue to read more about the online portal: ICB Secure Portal for Students
Accessing your ICB results 2017
Once you have submitted your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) with all of your assignments and exams, you eagerly await your results. The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers has made it very easy to access your results. You only need to follow the following steps:
1. Log in to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Student Portal and go to the “view my reports” section.
2. Click on “my assessment results”.
See more about how you can access your results here: ICB Exam Results Release
How to register with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Looking for the ICB contact details? Keep in mind that the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers does not run the courses. There are colleges or accredited training providers that do so. You will have to register through your college. These colleges help to train students, give study materials, notes, support and guides. The Institute provides students with their PoE or Portfolio of Evidence, which you need to complete and submit before your final exam. You submit your exam together with your PoE at the end of your course.
Contact details for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
If you are a distance learner, chances are that you will need to contact your college and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers at one point. Luckily they have friendly staff who are always welcome to your queries about courses. Remember that you can’t ask the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers for information with regards to the coursework that you may be struggling with, you will have to make contact with your college.
Contact the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers in the following ways:
Tel: +27 21 659 1300
Fax: 0864 284 926
ICB, PO Box 2237, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Ground Floor, Birkdale 2, River Park, River Lane, Mowbray 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
For more information on Skills Academy’s and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers contact details, see: ICB Contact Details
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers timetable 2017 for exams
Plan your studies carefully by looking at when and where you will write your exams for 2017. If you do so you will be fully prepared to pass your exams.
For more information and to view the timetables see: ICB Exam Timetable 2017
Different ICB courses
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers has five different programmes and each of them contain courses with their own qualifications. The programmes, courses and qualifications are as follows:
Financial Accounting Programme
- National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
- National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)
- National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting
- FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)
Courses Distance Learning Public Sector Programme
- National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting
- Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
- National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
Courses Distance Learning Office Administration
- National Certificate: Office Administration (Junior Office Admin)
- Diploma: Office Administration (Certified Office Manager)
- Higher Certificate: Office Administration (Office Admin)
Courses Distance Learning Business Management
- Higher Certificate: Office Administration (Business Management)
- National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (Business Management)
- National Diploma: Financial Accounting (Business Management)
Courses Distance Learning Entrepreneurship
- National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (Entrepreneurship)
- Higher Certificate: Office Administration (Entrepreneurship)
- National Diploma: Financial Accounting (Entrepreneurship)
To see more information about the various programmes, courses, qualifications, subjects and more, click on the link: ICB Courses from Skills Academy
How to get a hold of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers prospectus 2017
A prospectus is a booklet (in print form or online) that is used by schools, colleges or universities to explain their courses and institution. The Institute issues a prospectus each year for its prospective students so that they may become well acquainted with them, its courses and payment information.
In the 2017 Institute of Certified Bookkeepers prospectus you can find the following:
- How to go about choosing what to study
- The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers learning experience
- How to advance your studies
- FAQ and other important information
Find out more and get acquainted with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers prospectus: ICB Prospectus 2017
Find out more about the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers here: Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Last update: July 03, 2017