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. 

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.

Provisional Membership

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 and pay the fee – it’s that simple!

Application fee Annual renewal

$199.00 + GST ($228.85)

Payable at application.

$199.00 + GST ($228.85)

Payable at annual renewal, 12 months after application fee paid.

If you are an employee or contractor of an Accredited Bookkeeping Business you will be eligible for a $100.00 + GST ($115.00) discount off your Provisional Membership fee.  Contact your employer directly to obtain their unique discount code.

ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper®

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.  More about this assessment can be found here >

Application fee Annual renewal

$150.00 + GST ($172.50)

Payable at application.

$399.00 + GST ($458.85)

Payable at annual renewal, this date does not change from your Provisional Member renewal date.

ICNZB Master Bookkeeper®

Following 3 years of continuous membership at the Certified Bookkeeper level with ICNZB, you are able to apply to become an ICNZB Master Bookkeeper®.

Application fee Annual renewal

$645.00 + GST ($741.75)

Payable at application.

$399.00 + GST ($458.85)

Payable at annual renewal, this date does not change from your Certified Bookkeeper renewal date.

To learn more about our membership grades, click here.


Certified Bookkeeper members are able to apply for endorsements to be added to their Find a Bookkeeper profile.  These endorsements range from partner promotion, to industry specialities to Inland Revenue status.  With the exception of one endorsement, Accredited Bookkeeping Business, these endorsements are avaliable free of charge to add to a members profile. 

Accredited Bookkeeping Business

Certified Bookkeeper members are eligible to apply for an Accredited Bookkeeping Business endorsement for their limited liability company. They must be a Certified Bookkeeper member of the Association and be a director or shareholder of the applicant company.

The cost of this endorsement is a one-off processing fee of $75 + GST. Once payment is processed, you will be sent an email requesting the following documentation to support your endorsement application:

Methods of payment

ICNZB are able to accept the following forms of payment:



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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 >