ICB Membership Changes

January 7, 2019

The new year is known for its opportunity for change and improvement, and not just within ourselves.  Businesses and organisations often use the new year as a chance to reinvent themselves or introduce something new.
At the offset of 2019, ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) introduced some changes to it Bookkeeping courses. This included changes to its course and syllabus content, as well as the membership levels.

Who are ICB?

ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) is the largest awarding body that offers recognised qualifications to prospective bookkeepers, both internationally and in the UK.
Allowing you to work within the industry, an ICB bookkeeping accreditation will help you become a qualified accountant or bookkeeper.

ICB Membership

ICB Membership is a status and recognition symbol for bookkeeping professionals worldwide. It solidifies your qualification level and provides you with support from an international organisation.
Being a member of the ICB also provides you with access to technical advice and support from experienced bookkeeping professionals.

New Membership Levels

Associate Membership

Previously Affiliate Membership, this type of membership can be attained once students have completed the ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. In addition, students will be able to use the relevant letters (AICB) after their name.
A possible job role for this membership level includes a supervised assistant bookkeeper.

Full Membership

Previously Associate Membership, this type of membership can be attained once students have completed the ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts. In addition, students will be able to use the relevant letters (MICB) after their name.
A possible job role for this membership level includes a bookkeeper up to preparation of final accounts for non-incorporated businesses – both employed and self-employed.
Due to these new changes, students can progress their memberships and become a complete ICB member quicker than before.

Why study with Open Study College?

At Open Study College, we offer a selection of ICB qualifications, including the ones necessary to achieve membership statuses.
There are multiple options to suit career and progression needs, as well as inclusive courses which now include the fees and administration required for booking the required examinations. What’s more, you will also receive a year’s worth of membership to the ICB during your studies.
Learn in your own time and at your own pace with the option to earn alongside your studies and complete it when the time is right for you.
To find out which course is perfect for your career, call our student adviser team on 03300 563 100 to discuss your options. Alternatively, head to our website to enrol today.
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