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.

Level Application fee* Registration fee* Annual renewal fee*
Associate - $228.85 $343.85
Certified $113.85 $228.85 $343.85
Employee Certified $113.85 - $113.85
Accredited Bookkeeping Business - $228.85 $228.85
Business - $113.85 $113.85

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

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. 

To learn more about our membership grades, click here. 

Certification level testing

We're backing you to succeed in your business and investing in you to make it happen.

Our membership grades are designed to recognise your educational achievement, working experience and your place within the profession.

Opportunity to grow

Upon applying for certified membership with the association, you will be required to pass the Black Badge certification test.  Once you have obtained entry level certification, we encourage our members to continue on their education pathway and continued professional development to eventually achieve elite Gold Badge status.

Level Fee*
Certified (Black Badge) $113.85
Certified (Green Badge) $171.35
Certified (Silver Badge) $286.35
Certified (Gold Badge) $401.35

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

To learn more about our education pathway and the levels of testing, click here

Employee level testing

Give your team the confidence to develop their careers with you

Our business membership category offers the opportunity for those members to use our certification program for their employees. 

Level Fee*
Employee Certified (Black Badge) $113.85
Employee Certified (Green Badge) $171.35
Employee Certified (Silver Badge) $286.35
Employee Certified (Gold Badge) $401.35

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

Once certified, an employee member is able to access the modular testing program to continue their ongoing professional development and prove themselves as an invaluable asset to your business. 

To learn more about our business membership offerings, click here.

Recruitment testing

Are you recruiting for an accounts position within your business?  Our recruitment test can also be used as a recruitment tool to give you the confidence you are employing someone with the skills you require them to perform. 

Level Fee*
Recruitment testing $113.85

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

This test is available for use by our membership base for new recruits, as well as external companies.

We also offer specific modular testing as below.  This is ideal if you are looking to employ someone in a specialised role within your business and want to have the confidence that they are competent in the duties of the role. 

Modular testing

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Investment in continued education is invaluable to the success of our members running a reputable business and our goal is to support them to be as successful as possible. 

Our modular testing series is able to be used to:

  • give our members the stepping stones to develop and maintain their skills in specialised areas, and progress to a higher certification level; or
  • give you the confidence in your recruitment process that you are employing the person with the necessary skills for the role you are filling. 

There are currently 9 specialised test subjects available:

Subject Fee*
Accounts payable $171.35
Accounts recievable $171.35
Bank - cashbook $171.35
FBT $171.35
Fixed assets $171.35
General ledger trial balance $171.35
GST $171.35
Inventory $171.35
Payroll $171.35

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

These tests are available for use by our membership base, as well as external companies.

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