About ICB & Qualifications
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 administration and financial management training and qualifications in Southern Africa.
As a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services (FASSET), the ICB is an external assessment (examining) body for many of the business qualifications that FASSET awards.
ICB graduates are recognised worldwide by the International Association of Bookkeepers, the Southern African Institute of Business Accountants, the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
If you graduate through the ICB’s Accounting Certification Programme (ACP) you can study further to become a chartered certified accountant, through the ACCA or become a management accountant through the CIMA.
The ICB qualifications are offered through accredited training providers which include:
i. National Certificate Bookkeeping NQF 3
ii. Further Education and Training Certificate Bookkeeping NQF 4
iii. National Diploma Technical Financial Accounting NQF 5
iv. National Diploma Financial Accounting NQF 6
v. National Certificate Small Business Financial Management NQF 4
vi. Certificate Office Administration NQF 5
vii. Higher Certificate Office Administration NQF 5
viii. Diploma Office Administration NQF 6
For more information on the ICB and Qualifications listed above, please go to their website at www.icb.org.za