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  • The IAB course has given me a passion for bookkeeping and now I have an internationally recognised qualification to help me build my career. The course motivated me to learn more about how businesses work and has made me realise how in-demand bookkeeping is – I know my skills will always be needed. With distance learning you can work at your own pace around your commitments. This was great for me plus, I get the one-to-one support I need from professional tutors.

    Wathsala Ediribandarage
  • Distance learning was the perfect solution for me as i was able to fit it in around my full time job and enabled me to work from home when it suited me. The distance learning option meant I could work to my own time schedule and I was under no pressure to meet a deadline as I booked the exam when I wanted and fealt ready. The course was easy to follow and well structured and my training provider,Groves Training Limited, offered excellent support and feedback throughout the ...

    Deborah Ross
  • Qualifications matter a huge deal - most jobs require some kind of training and having an IAB qualification really opens doors.

    Susan Jones
  • There are several things I like about being a member of the IAB, but I think the most important one to me personally is that the organisation is about people.  Helping people, training people and encouraging people to be great bookkeepers. I'm certain my business wouldn't have survived it's first year without their guidance and reassurance.

    Michael Wood AIAB

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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