Certified ICBUSA Fellow Bookkeeper (ICBUSA - FICB)

An individual who would have completed the MICB proctored exam and have a minimum of five years’ experience in the bookkeeping and accounting field. This person will have achieved the highest level of certification awarded to members. This Member will be required to meet a continuing professional education requirements established by ICBUSA. The ICBUSA License to Practice is included in the membership level.

Certified ICBUSA Member Bookkeeper (ICBUSA – MICB)

An individual who would have had two years of experience in the bookkeeping/accounting industry and has mastered bookkeeping theory and principles. They are expected to understand and produce draft year-end financial statements for internal or tax purposes for corporations, partnership, and sole proprietorships. In addition, they will have a basic understanding of key GAAP principles and ability to prepare appropriate non-corporate tax filings such as sales tax, as required. This person may apply for an ICBUSA License to Practice. This member will be required to meet a continuing professional education (CPE) requirements established by ICBUSA.

Certified ICBUSA Associate Bookkeeper (ICBUSA-AICB)

An individual who has an understanding of bookkeeping and accounting theory and principles and can produce a complete set of electronic records to the trial balance stage prior to the production of financial statements. This person will be able to provide internal bookkeeping services to their employer under supervision.

Certified ICBUSA Bookkeeping Technician (ICBUSA-CBT)

An individual who has achieved a level of knowledge that would allow them to perform bookkeeping functions under supervision. They have mastered an electronic bookkeeping program and have a basic understanding of bookkeeping to ensure that information has been properly entered into a software environment.

Student Member

An individual who is taking a bookkeeping or accounting program or is planning to enroll within the calendar year.

Non-Certified ICBUSA Membership

Professional Affiliate Member: Is a member of the institute who was not certified by ICBUSA, but is in the bookkeeping and accounting industry and has been certified by another association or institute.

*Important Membership Notice: To maintain good standing with the ICBUSA, all members are required to follow the ICBUSA Code of Conduct.This includes obtaining an ICBUSA License to Practice when operating as an independent business.

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