Apply online or over the phone

Students and members can apply for assessments, and order mock papers, either online or by telephone. Your course provider may cover the cost of your assessments so you should always check with them first before booking.

Please note the Level III Diploma in Payroll Management and Level III Diploma in Self Assessment Tax must be booked by telephone only.

Booking Online

Log in to MyICB and select Book Exam from the menu.  

If you would like to order a mock paper please visit the Shop 

This service is available 24 hours a day.  

Booking by Telephone

Please call us on:

0845 060 2345 or 020 7398 4440

Our office hours are:

Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 



Your ICB membership or student registration must be current. If you are not already an ICB member or student you need to Register as a Student with ICB before you can book an ICB assessment.  

Most ICB assessments need to be completed in order so you will find that you can only book certain assessments. For a full list of assessments and their entry requirements please visit Current Qualifications.

How soon can I take the exam?

Home-based assessments will be available to you immediately upon booking, whilst centre-based assessments need to be booked at least a week in advance.

To find out which assessments are home-based and which are centre-based please visit:

Current Qualifications

For more information about what to expect during the assessment itself please visit:

Taking an assessment at home

> Taking an assessment at a centre

Can I book in advance?

Yes. Some home-based assessments can be booked up to a few weeks in advance and centre-based assessments can usually be booked up to two months in advance.

Where will the assessment be?

Many ICB assessments are 'home-based' meaning you can take them from the comfort of your own home or office. It's very important that you protect yourself from any distractions and that you do not ask others for help whether in person or online.

When taking a 'centre-based' assessment you can choose the location from our network of 5200 centres worldwide. You can search for your nearest centre via our third-party booking site You will also use this site to book your assessment but you cannot do so until you are eligible and have been issued a special usernname.

How do I book a centre-based assessment?

You need a special username to book your centre-based assessment via our third-party booking site As soon as you pass sufficient assessments to apply for your centre-based assessment, we will send you an email containing your username. If you have not received this email please call ICB on 0845 060 2345 to have your email resent.  

Can I cancel?

Home-based assessments are made available immediately upon booking and so cannot be cancelled.

Centre-based assessments can be cancelled or transferred five working days prior to the assessment. Cancellations must be made directly via the third-party booking site or by calling Pearson Vue on the number provided on your booking confirmation email.

Can I retake an assessment?

Yes. Because ICB assessments are available in every week of the year you can retake your assessment as soon as you're ready. You will be required to pay the standard assessment fee for your retake.  After three failed attempts a candidate may be asked to delay further application until a) further study has been undertaken or b) the new season's assessment papers are available.



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