Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers

Being a member of ICNZB says more about you as a bookkeeper than just being qualified or certified ever could. It demonstrates that you want to be the best at what you do. It shows that you are part of a community of bookkeepers across New Zealand that values professional, ethical and moral standards. It proves that you have made a strong ongoing commitment to your profession.

Membership fees

We understand the costs of membership fees can have a significant impact on small business in New Zealand, so we aim to give our members the most added value to their business to guarantee a return on your annual fees. 

Distinguish yourself

We provide grades of membership that recognise your educational achievement, working experience and your place within the profession.

Membership fees

Our entry level membership is Provisional Membership and is ideal for someone looking to become a bookkeeper, or an employee who performs bookkeeping in a business and needs access to professional development opportunities.  It is your foot in the door to test the waters and make sure that ICNZB is the right fit for you.
To become a Provisional Member all you need to do is complete our online application – it’s that simple! 

From here, you are able to apply to progress ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper® membership whenever you are ready.  The application process requires you to sit and pass an online assessment demonstrating your bookkeeping knowledge. 

The fee for these membership levels are as follows:

Level Joining fee* Application fee Annual renewal fee*
Provisional Member $228.85



ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper® - $172.50 $458.85

*In the interest of transparency, all fees listed are inclusive of GST

To learn more about our individual membership grades, click here.

As a not for profit organisation, your membership and financial contribution is vital to the growth and success of our organisation.  Our fees are paid by members for use by members and are applied towards, but not limited to:

  • costs of running of the association
  • providing members with on-going educational opportunities and support
  • organisation of annual conference #bookkeepcon

Membership is open to bookkeepers residing in New Zealand.  If you are intending to move to New Zealand in the future, we invite you to apply for membership upon arrival.

Methods of payment

ICNZB are able to accept the following forms of payment:



All payments made through the website shop are done so through PayPal.  If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still pay for purchases with PayPal using your credit or debit card

When you send a payment using PayPal, we won't receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number.

Fee Funders

We have partnered with Fee Funders to help our members have more options regarding payment. Fee Funders pay 100% of your renewal/registration fee on your behalf straight away whilst you can spread payment over a 3, 6, 9, 12 month period via monthly Direct Debit. They offer a competitive interest rate that’s less than most credit cards and there are no penalties for early repayment (you only pay interest for the duration of the loan).

To find out more about this option, please refer to the FAQ page on the Fee Funders website >