Qualifications Fee Structure & Guidance Notes

Effective from 12th January 2015

Your course provider may cover some or all of these costs for you, so you should always check with them first before completing a transaction.  

Student subscriptions



One-off Student Registration £26.00
Annual Subscription £52.00 


Core assessments


2015 fees

Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping  
B1 £31.00
B2 £31.00 
B3 £31.00 
Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts  
BA4 £36.00
BA5 £36.00
BA6 £36.00
BA7 £67.00
Level IV Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping  
ABA8 £62.00
ABA9 £88.00


Specialist/ standalone assessments


2015 fees

Level III Diploma in Payroll Management  
P3 £62.00
Level III Diploma in Self Assessment Tax  
SAT3 £62.00 
Level IV Diploma in Financial Management  
L4MA £73.00 
L4DFS £73.00
L4PT £73.00
L4BT £73.00


Mock Papers




All levels £10.00 £5.00


Pre-2014 assessments


2015 fees

Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping (M1) £36.00
Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping (M2) £67.00
Level II Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping (C2) £42.00
Level III Diploma in Manual Bookkeeping (M3) £88.00
Level III Diploma in Computerised Bookkeeping (C3) £52.00

Reduced Rates

A person who is receiving state benefits that appear on the ICB List of Accepted Benefits, or who has reached 65 years of age (whether or not they have actually retired) is entitled to a 25% reduction in his or her Student Subscription fee at the time of application or renewal. Photocopies (not originals) of supporting documentation should be submitted to ICB before payment of the subscription fee. Please note that no other fees are subject to this reduction and reductions will not be awarded in arrears.

> List of Accepted Benefits


1.The fees outlined on this page are non-refundable.

2. Student Subscription covers a full twelve month period. Annual renewal of Student Subscription is not compulsory nor does termination notice need to be given. However, Registered Student access will cease upon expiration of subscription and no further assessments can be completed until subscription is renewed.

3. Once a Student has achieved the requisite number of qualifications they will have the option of joining ICB as a member at one of the grades: Affiliate, Associate, Member.  Once membership has begun, Student Registration will cease.

4. Exemptions from a qualification will be granted where suitable evidence of comparable achievement exists. An exemption fee is payable in addition to any application fee and annual subscription fee.

5. No designatory letters accompany the grade of Registered Student.

6. Improper use of ICB designatory letters is strictly forbidden.

7. All students and members agree to abide by the Professional Conduct Regulations.

8. ICB appears on List 3: Deduction for fees and subscriptions paid to professional bodies or learned societies: Section 344 ITEPA 2003 (formerly Section 201 ICTA 1988) www.hmrc.gov.uk/list3/


If we are unable to award exemptions based on your qualification or experience, you can take our examinations to gain membership.

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