ICB Course Fees

The college will pay the fees on behalf of students. This only applies to students that study in a classroom. Students studying through distance/private learning will pay directly to the ICB. The exam fees are separate from your course fees as exams are done directly through ICB.


Here is how the fees are calculated:

ICB Course Fees

What Does ICB Mean?

ICB stands for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. They are accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training.  

What Is An ICB Course?

ICB courses are accredited and provide students with scarce skills. These are courses that mainly focus on finance, business, and administration. 

What Can I Do With An ICB Qualification?

After completing your ICB qualification you can do the following:

  • Further your studies: ICB qualifications go up to a Diploma. You can then further your studies and get a Degree. Each institution has its own requirements, do your research before you apply.
  • Get a job: ICB is recognized both locally and internationally. You can apply for jobs anywhere in the world after achieving your ICB qualification. This also makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates.
  • Start your own business: With the skills you get from an ICB course, you can start a business or become a manager. 

Are ICB Courses Accredited?

Yes, all ICB courses are accredited. They are accredited by the ICB and the QCTO. ICB courses are on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Is ICB Internationally Recognised? 

Yes, ICB is recognised worldwide. Over 500 training providers receive assessments from the ICB, contributing to the ICB’s reputation. Their training providers offer courses accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). 

ICB is registered in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) system. 

Is ICB Recognised In South Africa? 

Yes, ICB is recognised in South Africa. All ICB courses are registered on the South African NQF system. This shows your future employers that your qualification is valid and meets the education standards. 

How Do I Become An ICBA Member? 

If you have an NQF level 3 qualification in business courses and work experience, you may qualify to join the ICBA.

If you are a student studying an ICB course, you must provide proof of registration when you apply for ICBA. As a student, you will not have access to all ICB benefits, but you will have access to most of them. 

How Do I Become An ICB Member?

You can become a member of the ICB in the following ways:

  • By assessment, OR
  • By exemption 

By Assessment

You can apply for ICB membership after completing your ICB qualification. 

By Exemption

If you have 2 years or more relevant work experience within the last five years you can apply for membership. Applicants need to provide a reference letter and will have to write 2 Membership Entrance Papers (MEP).

You can also apply for membership if you completed an accounting or finance qualification at a different institution.

What Is The Best Bookkeeping Qualification?

Depending on your interest you can choose where you want to study. All the courses at Matric College are done through distance learning.

What Does A Bookkeeper Earn In South Africa?

The average salary of a bookkeeper in South Africa is R177, 096 a year. This increases as they gain more experience and qualifications.

You can complete 6 months of theory and 6 months of practical work. 

Last updated: 12 November 2021

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