Do you know the difference between the ICB and the ICBA?

Before 2013, the ICB used to have two roles:

  1. Developing and assessing NQF-registered qualifications for students.
  2. Operating as a professional membership body for bookkeepers, accountants and financial managers.

But these roles were separated four years ago, and a new institute was created: The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA).

Here’s a summary of the difference between the ICB and ICBA:


ICBA membership is different to ICB student registration. If you are making a payment for either, please make sure you are making payment to the correct institute for the correct purpose. As you can see, the ICB and the ICBA are not the same organisation.