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  • Studying on a distance learning course is a really flexible way of tailoring your studies around your work and home life. For this reason distance learning really appealed to me. I have a busy life and trying to commit to a set day or evening every week was difficult for me. I was able to study when and where I wanted and also being able to control how quickly I could complete the course was so helpful. I was always confident I was on top of my studies; if I was busy one week ...

    Caroline Lylak
  • I found studying by Distance Learning a lot better than I thought it would be. The text books provided with the course are excellent, and I was able to complete the course a lot quicker than I would have been able to following a college-based curriculum.

    Rosemary Bishop
  • Becoming a member of IAB and now IAAP are two of the best investments I feel I could have become a part of. They represent International bodies that especially in this technological and digital age serve to keep you in the arena of being successful. In almost every fibre of business is bookkeeping and accounting and to be able to not only have the resources and benefits; you can proudly and confidently walk beside other professionals wearing your designated letters behind yo ...

    Tempie Williams, MIAB, AIAAP
  • In 2011 I enrolled at the UWI Open Campus in Barbados to pursue the Level 3 Diploma in Bookkeeping & Accounting.  Taking that first course was like a refresher for me which led to me taking another course.  As the studies progressed they became challenging but with the help of my tutor Mr. Brathwaite and Louise Scott my personal attendant at IAB it became easier and led to my successful completion of three Level 3 exams. I even attained my MIAB designation.  ...

    Suzanne Greene MIAB

Exemption Route to IAB Membership

Even though you have studied elsewhere, you can join as a professional member to make the most of all the benefits on offer.

To clarify which grade of membership you may be eligible for please review the qualifcations listed below.  This list is not exhaustive and should you hold an alternative qualification please contact the Membership Department for further guidance or 01732 897750.  Please note if you have successfully completed an overseas qualification then we do offer exemptions for a selected range of qualifications.  We also recognise qualifications taken with ICB South Africa so please contact the Membership Department for further information. 

Associate Membership (AIAB)

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Foundation)

OCR Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounting (05529)

OCR Level 2 Award in Bookkeeping & Accounting Skills (Computerised – 05528)

OCR Level 2 Award in Bookkeeping & Accounting Skills (Manual – 05527)

Member (MIAB)

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced)

ACCA Fundamentals Level F1 to F6

City & Guilds Level 3 Accounting & Bookkeeping (8991-03)

City & Guilds Level 3 Accounting (7437-03)

Open University Introduction to Accounting (B190)

Open University Fundamentals of Accounting (B124)

Open University Financial Accounting (B291)

Open University Management Accounting (B292) 

Fellow Membership (FIAB)

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced) *

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Professional) *

ACCA Fundamentals Level F1 to F9 *

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting *

IFA Level 4 Award for SME Tax Advisors *

*providing the necessary computerised experience is met.

If you have received training via the armed forces, you may also be able to enter into membership via exemption.  Please contact the Membership Department for more information. 

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