The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers has been around since 1931. Its role is to improve and maintain the quality, credibility, and reputation of bookkeeping, accounting, office management, business management and financial management training and qualifications in southern Africa.
We are a Quality Assurance Partner for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Fasset) issues NQF aligned certificates and diplomas to our graduates. The ICB is not a training provider – rather we are an examining body for several registered business qualifications.
All ICB qualifications are accredited on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) . ICB graduates are recognized by several professional bodies.
Studying further with an ICB qualification
ICB graduates can gain more career opportunities by studying further with a number of organizations that recognize ICB qualifications:
- South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Joining a professional body
With an ICB qualification, a graduate can further increase his/her professional profile and network by joining one of the following bodies as a member:
- Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA)
- International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)
- International Association of Accounting Professionals (IAAP)
- Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA)
The school offers a variety of SAQA registered programs. These qualifications are underwritten by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. The ICB qualifications offered through our accredited training include: