For more information on the layout of the ICB Programmes, click here to download the brochure.

Financial Accounting Programme

Last date for registration: 28 June 2024

This programme will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax, financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting and research. There are 8 subjects which build onto each other as you navigate your way through the levels.

Office Administration Programme

The office administration course is perfect for those of you who want to learn a little bookkeeping and a lot of all-round office knowledge. By learning about all the elements that contribute to a smooth-running office, you’ll be able to help out in just about any department.

Business Management Programme

Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you’ll learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, computer literacy, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.

ICB Brochure

For a closer look at each of these programmes, click here to download the ICB Programme Overview.


Who is the ICB?

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is an examining body and a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO).

The ICB 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.


Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as a Quality Assurance Partner of the QCTO.

Status: Accredited course

Provided by: QCTO & ICB


Exams can be written in February, May, July, September and November each year at designated ICB exam venues. Most exams are also available as online exams through out the year.

Follow the link to view Examination Timetables and Venues.

(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)

  • Annual registration fee: R 400
  • Exam fee per subject: R 730
  • Exam late entry fee per subject: R 530.00
  • Exam postponement fee per subject: R 280.00
  • Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R 1 050.00

Assessment information

30% of your final mark comes from your coursework

70% of your final mark comes from the final exam

You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass

You need at least 60% overall to pass


The course fee includes PRO Version Textbooks and delivery, with added Study Plans, Mock Assessment questions and answers (Written and Video), Concept Videos and Trial Exam papers to help you prepare for your exam.

You will also be assigned a learner assistant that will guide and support through the entire study process.

Portfolio of evidence

Consists of 3 assignments and 2 tests per subject. PoE with completed assignments, tests and all other relevant documents must be handed in when you write your exam.