The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

About ICB

As the largest bookkeeping institute worldwide, the ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) maintains the high standards of the bookkeeping profession. Through the creation of relevant qualifications, the ICB awards membership based on academic achievement, work experience, and bookkeeping competence.

As a membership body, the ICB supports members throughout their careers, in making sure they are always updated with the latest standards and legislation, ensuring they are aware of their ethical duties as bookkeepers and are well informed to provide high-quality services to businesses worldwide. 

The primary goals of ICB are:

  •  Encourage bookkeeping as a career.
  •  Improve bookkeeping recognition as a key part of finance.
  •  To encourage learning and development.
  •  To help professionals achieve a recognised and well-regarded bookkeeping qualification.
  •  To maintain a benchmark for bookkeeping, trusted worldwide.
  •  To enhance the employability and career opportunities of all ICB members.As the leader in the bookkeeping industry, the ICB is committed to maintaining a strong bookkeeping network and supporting all members with advice, guidance, and qualifications. 

ICB helps teach bookkeeping core skills and knowledge, and helping individuals to find the best career opportunities for them, whether it is working in a business, or starting a company. 


An ICB qualification comes with a multitude of advantages, and the chance to become knowledgeable in one of the most desirable skills in the marketplace currently. 

The advantages of ICB include:

Gain knowledge in the core skills of bookkeeping. Whether you are new to bookkeeping or a seasoned professional, ICB courses cater to all in helping you succeed in your career. 

Increase your employability. After gaining an ICB qualification, you will have one of the most highly sought-after qualifications on your CV. 

Flexible learning. With the ICB courses, you can learn in your own time, at your own pace. Whether you want to quickly pass the course, or take your time to go through it, it is completely up to you. 

Constant Support - All through the course you will get high-quality support from your tutor, practice assignments, mock exams, and final exams. This will all be of great help to you in completing your course and gaining the qualifications you need. 

As a leader in the bookkeeping industry, ICB gladly supports all its members by giving them general guidance and certifications, and providing a network of competent bookkeepers. 

Career Opportunities

Bookkeeping will always be in demand. With millions of companies around the world, they all need bookkeepers to help them balance the books. 

The ICB course is perfect for all kinds of bookkeepers, whether you are just starting in this career, or are more experienced and are looking to get promoted in your current company.

Becoming more skilled in bookkeeping and building upon those skills you are already competent at will vastly improve your employability as a bookkeeper. No matter if you want to get a basic knowledge of bookkeeping or want to become an expert in the field, an ICB qualification will vastly help you achieve what you want to achieve and improve your employability. 

Are you currently qualified in bookkeeping? ICB offers a host of different qualifications for those wanting to get promoted. Alternatively, if you are looking to start a company and would like base-level bookkeeping training, the basic ICB course would be perfect for you. 

Which certification 

Whatever stage you are at in your career, ICB offers a course for you. You might like to take the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This is a great place to start for those entering the industry as you will gain a deep understanding of the different theories and processes of bookkeeping.

Look at our break-down of our most popular ICB bookkeeping courses:

How to get certified

To understand in more detail, which course is best for you, talk to our Course Consultants today. They will be more than happy to help you with any enquiries you may have. 

We are excited to help you begin your bookkeeping career!