All of the ICB's qualifications are registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) – a set of nationally-agreed principles and guidelines which are used to register and measure educational achievements in all sectors, including finance.

The NQF's registration of ICB qualifications is your assurance - and your future employers' - that your education is current, valid and meets the strictest quality levels. 


You can now also further your ICB qualification and obtain a Degree through some of our Accredited Providers. 
  • Boston offers a Bachelor of Accounting as well as a Diploma in Financial Accounting
  • Damelin offers a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting; Marketing and Business Management; Business Management. 
  • Milpark offers a Bachelor of Commerce, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Tax, Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Human Resources or in Marketing. 

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Unisa does not necessarily give automatic credits for ICB subjects, however they too (like us) have a RPL - Recognition of Prior learning department and they evaluate each application individually and on personal merit. So, if you have completed a level 6 qualification from anyone of our program streams you may submit an application to Unisa. Unisa will evaluate your application and determine if the qualification you have versus the one you are applying for can be given credits or serve as an entry into the Unisa qualification you are applying for. There is no guarantee that you will be accepted into Unisa though. 


CIMA is the recommended route to follow after an ICB qualification and they are an internationally recognised organisation.

CIMA offers training and qualifications in management accounting. ICB graduates holding the National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF 6 qualification can apply to CIMA for up to 6 exemptions. If you hold the ICB’s Certificate: Office Administration NQF 5, you can get 2 exemptions from CIMA. They can be contacted directly fro more information. 

ACCA is also another option which is internationally recognised in Canada and the US and is the world’s leading body for professional accountants, with over 110 years of experience, innovation and excellence. ICB graduates holding the National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF 6 qualification can study further through ACCA. You will receive up to 6 exemptions to further your studies towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant with ACCA. Please contact ACCA directly should you want to apply.


Once you have completed your studies, there are several local and international professional bodies that you can apply to for membership. These include SAIT, SAIBA, IAB or IAAP.  For more details see