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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I would highly recommend distance learning as a great way to study. You need to be self-motivated but that’s great for me and it gives me the flexibility to fit studying around everything else. I can truly study at my own pace and spend more time on the areas that I find more challenging, rather than having to go at the speed of the tutor. Groves Training Services is a really committed provider which offers an excellent all round service. They have experienced, understa ...

    Jane Holland AIAAP, FIAB

Registered Bookkeeper™ - the ultimate designation in the Profession

Be at the top of your profession - Registered Bookkeeper™

Fellow membership is a mark of professional excellence, a signal to employers and businesses that you are at the very top of your field.

As the highest grade of IAB membership, a Fellow is a special accolade as it:

  • Symbolises your proven expertise and experience
  • Gives you credibility as a Registered Bookkeeper™
  • Enables you to use the letters FIAB after your name

And, of course - as with all levels of IAB membership - you can continue to enhance your skills through on-going professional development.

How to achieve Fellow status

Once qualified at level 2, you can apply for Associate membership – granting you recognition of AIAB letters after your name.

When qualified at level 3 in bookkeeping or computerised bookkeeping/accounting, you are eligible for full IAB membership. Designatory letters – MIAB – after your name demonstrates your more senior status and competence.

An additional two years’ experience enables you to advance from a Member at level 3 to the prestigious title - Fellow. Level 3 in both manual bookkeeping and computerised bookkeeping/accounting is a prerequisite.

As a Fellow, you join a respected league of professionals who can use the ultimate bookkeeping title - Registered Bookkeeper ™.

To find out how you can apply for Fellow membership, simply get in touch with the membership team at or 01732 897750.

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