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.

Exam Venues

Follow the link to view Examination Timetables and Venues

Exam Fees

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

  • Annual registration fee: R 380.00
  • Exam fee per subject: R 675.00
  • 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

Assessments 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

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.

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers – ICB