Who’s ICB?

In the year of 1931, The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers has been founded. Professional Membership as well as Eduaction and Training are the combination professional bodies have for role  in South Africa. in the recent years,  educational regulations and laws made these bodies split those functions.

in 2015, the historic ICB was split into a professional Body and academic body. the educational body continues under the name Institute of certified Bookkepeers. Read more on ICB here.

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5 Study Programmes From The Institute of Certified Bookkeeping






After just 4 subjects you get your first qualification!

There are 12 subjects which build on each other you’ll complete the ICB Financial Accouting : Foundation Level of this programme (and achieve the national certificate: bookkepping) after successfully passing just four subjects. kepp studying and you’ll progress through the intermediate levels to the final, advanced level

The best option to success in financial accouting

  • Become a chartered secretary through CSSA.
  • Switch from financial accounting to management accounting through CIMA.
  • Become a certified accountant by taking some additional courses through the ACCA.
  • Become a tax practitioner through SAIT – if you hold the ICB’s Accounting Programme NQF Level 5 qualification.
  • Increase your professional profile and network by joining a body like the ICBA, IAB, IAAP or SAIBA.

Improve your knowledge and increase your responsibilities

The great choice if you want to help any company run in an organised way is choosing this programme. In each successive qualification, you gain knowledge that builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.

Become an indispensable all-rounder

In this programme 12 subjects are offered, you’ll move up from the Foundation Level through the Intermediate Level to the Advanced level and you will achieve their associated NQF qualifications.

Just 3 subjects for your first qualification

Pass your BMP1, BUSL and BKTB subjects and you can achieve the national certificate: small business financial management in “Foundation Level”. Continue your studies to progess to the Intermediate and Advanced Levels, and their associated nationally recognised qualifications.

How to success in business

For a commpany’s commercial to succeed, a good business management is required. you will learn the best practices about business and financial management, human ressource management, computer literacy, global business strategy, office and legal practice and research method in commerce.

Learn what you need to succeed

The foundation Level wil give you a good grounding (and earn the National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management). Keep studying to achieve the Intermediate and Advanced Levels and their associated NQF qualifications.

Your dream is to run your own business

Are you keen to help grow an established local company to a global entreprise? This study will help you open, develop or run any business, if you are financially ready and want to take that opportunity.

Build on your qualification as you go  

Complete the first four subjects- ICB Public sector Accounting Foundation Level- and you ‘ll get your first qualification (natinal certificate: Public Sector Accounting) progress through the programme’s intermediate and advanced levels to keep building your skill set and increase your employability.

Great opportunity to work for local goverment

You can study this programme if you are interested to work in finance in municipalitires or goverment. This course is made to address the lack of skills in the public sector and give the students knwoledge that will help him to improve skills and make the goverment more productive.

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