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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • As a member of "IAB", I find the services provided by this organisation excellent.  It helps me to achieve my work goals and keep up to date with current financial information. I really enjoyed the newsletter that I read at my own pace.  I find all the IAB staff extremely supportive.  The CPD structure is so flexible that it fits in with my other commitment. I would definitely recommend membership to anyone.What a fantastic organisation!

    MT Collins MIAB AIAAP

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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