How do I join?
Membership with ICB is based on bookkeeping knowledge and current bookkeeping experience. Bookkeeping knowledge can be established with a current bookkeeping qualification (not more than 2 years old) or by sitting the ICB online General Bookkeeping Assessments. Apply here.
What do I need to do to become a member?
Bookkeeping knowledge and current bookkeeping experience for any level higher. In Practice members will need Professional Indemnity Insurance. In Employment members will need to provide an employment verification statement.
What level of membership should I apply for?
Are you a studying a bookkeeping course?
Then you should look at Student Membership.
Are you an employed Bookkeeper with more than 12 months current bookkeeping experience?
Then you should look at the level of Associate in Employment.
Are you an employed Bookkeeper with more than 24 months current bookkeeping experience?
Then you should look at the level of Member in Employment.
Do you have your own bookkeeping business and more than 12 months of current bookkeeping experience?
Then you should look at the level of Associate in Practice.
Do you have your own bookkeeping business with 2 or more clients and you can verify more than 24 months of current bookkeeping experience?
Then you should look at the level of Member in Practice.
Click here for more information on Membership Levels.
How much do I have to pay? Do I have to pay all upfront?
There is a $75.00 application fee and an annual fee for each level of membership:
- Affiliate: $264.00 or $22.00 monthly
- Associate in Employment: $312.00 or $26.00 monthly
- Associate in Practice: $432.00 or $36.00 monthly
- Member in Employment: $360.00 or $30.00 monthly
- Member in Practice: $480.00 or $40.00 monthly
If you apply online the total amount including the $75.00 application fee will need to be paid. If you download an application form and elect to pay the full amount the total amount including the application fee will be processed.
If you download an application form and elect to pay monthly the $75.00 application fee will be processed on receipt of your application and the monthly payments will be set up once your application is ready to be presented to the Admissions Board. Apply here.
How long does the application process take?
The ICB Admissions Board usually meets once a week. Once all paperwork required for your application has been provided it will be presented to the Admissions Board for consideration. Once your application is approved your will receive an email advising the outcome of the Admissions Board and your certificates and membership card will be sent out within 10 working days.
What are the benefits of joining ICB and what do I get for my money?
ICB member benefits are all about resources, items, benefits that directly add value to the ICB Member. In some cases they are commercial advantage but most are related to the Bookkeeper being better at what they do. Click here for more information on Member Benefits.