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How to Enter for the ICB Exams

Studying an ICB course will make you more employable at an international level. You can study a variety of ICB courses with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

If you are looking to enter for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) examinations, you can follow these four simple steps:

  1. Register for an ICB course
  2. Pick your examination date
  3. Complete your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE)
  4. Write your exam

1. Register for an ICB course

In order to write the ICB examinations, you will need to be studying one of the following ICB courses:


The ICB does not teach these courses, they only create each study stream, assessments, examinations, and provide your final accredited qualifications. 

You will have to study ICB courses through a training provider that is fully accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Bellview is one of these registered training providers.

Once you have decided upon an ICB course, you can register for it and pay the annual registration fee. You can then create a profile on the ICB Student Portal, where you can find all the information you need regarding your studies.

The annual student registration fee for 2022 is, R300.

 2. Pick your examination date

Once you are successfully registered as an ICB student, you can choose your exam dates:

  • Distance learning students need to complete their exam registration and payments through the ICB Student Portal
  • Classroom students will have their exam registrations done by their respective college


After you have decided which exam dates suit you best, you should pay the exam registration fees. This will secure your exam booking. You can have a look at the
ICB 2022-2023 examination timetable and venues.

3. Complete your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE)

Once you have paid all of your fees, you will need to create your ICB MACCI Digital Portfolio. You can access all of your coursework on this platform and also use it to submit assignments and tests. 

Your Digital Portfolio should contain:

  • A brief introduction
  • An Administration Guide
  • Three assessments
  • Two tests


Your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) will be in the form of a hard copy, which you need to bring to your final examination. Your PoE will be complete once your final exam results are added.

Assessment fees for a digital portfolio in 2022 is R730.

4. Write your exam

Your portfolio needs to be complete by 09:00 on the morning of your exam. This should include all of your previous assessments and tests. 

If you are unable to attend your examination, you will be allowed one postponement per subject:

  • If you are unable to attend or do not feel fully prepared for your examination, you can apply for a postponement. Note that you will have to apply for a postponement and pay the fee before the cut-off date. 
  • If you are sick on the day of your examination, you can apply for a free postponement. You will need to have a doctor’s certificate in order to qualify for this postponement request


The postponement fee for 2022 is R300 per subject.

How Do I Confirm My ICB Exam Registration?

You can check if your exam details are correct by:

  • Opening your Exam Confirmation email. If you did not receive a confirmation email or see the wrong details, you will need to contact your institution immediately
  • Log into the Student Portal and click on the “View My Exams” tab. This will display all of your upcoming exam dates and venues. You can also choose to download your confirmations

Register For An ICB Course With Bellview

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is a fully accredited and recognised institution that offers ICB courses. We make sure to give the best possible support to our students for the best study experience possible. Our wide range of benefits make us a worthy institution to choose for your ICB studies.

To get started with Bellview, you can:

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you cannot study through ICB. You will need to study through a college that offers ICB courses to guide you through your studies.

Yes, ICB courses are fully recognised and meet the international qualification standards, so you can use your qualification to apply for a job anywhere in the world.

The average monthly salary for an Accountant in South Africa ranges between R23 500 and R36 600.

You will need an overall course mark of 60% in order to pass your ICB course. This includes getting a minimum of 50% for your final ICB exam.

Yes, you can cancel your ICB exam. You simply need to fill in their postponement form and attach a doctor’s note or pay the postponement fee.

Yes, ICB courses are accredited and all ICB course providers need to be accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The average monthly salary of a Bookkeeper in South Africa is between R14 600 and R22 400.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the biggest reputable bookkeeping institution in the world.

ICB students can register for their ICB exams by going to the ICB Student Portal and filling in their login details.

Once you have registered for your ICB course, you can use your student details to log into the MACCI portal.

Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 25, 2022