Join the ICNZB community.

Advance your bookkeeping career with industry certification and professional member support. Apply for membership today - we have different levels to suit your needs.


Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a well-established employee or manager, joining a professional membership organisation can be a great way to connect with people you would otherwise never meet, and gain unexpected benefits. What you get as a member:  


Support & Connection

Join our community of like-minded bookkeeping professionals who generously share knowledge, skills and support.


Directory listings

Members are listed in our bookkeeper directory, where clients can approach you.


Member Benefits

Exclusive benefits, discounts, insurance and more just for ICNZB members.



Valuable and exclusive bookkeeping resources, from fact sheets to templates to our annual benchmark surveys.


Learn and Connect

From our annual conference to regional meetings and online webinars, join your fellow bookkeepers at a range of in-person and online events held throughout the year. 


Standards & CPD

Stay up to date with the latest news and information from the professional bookkeeping world with our webinars and ongoing learning opportunitites. 


By joining ICNZB, you gain access to resources and training that keep you updated on industry best practices and regulations, ensuring you stay competitive and compliant. There are three membership tiers:

The entry level of membership to ICNZB.  All new members must apply for Associate Membership before upgrading to Certified Bookkeeper membership. 

This first level of membership with ICNZB is Associate Membership and is ideal for:

  • someone looking to become a bookkeeper; or
  • an employee who performs bookkeeping in a business and needs access to professional development opportunities; or
  • those nearing retirement who want to "keep their foot in the door". 

To become an Associate Member all you need to do is complete our online application and pay the fee – it’s that simple!

Application fee: $199.00+GST

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The next step from Associate is to become an ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper. By upgrading your membership from Associate to Certified, you will be recognised for your competence and professional standing. 

This membership is ideal for:

  • a bookkeeping business owner; or
  • an employee who performs bookkeeping in a business and needs access to professional development opportunities; or
  • a bookkeeper working within an accounting practice who will benefit from holding professional body membership. 

To become an ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper, you must first hold Associate Membership and pass an assessment. 

Assessment fee: $150.00+GST 

(once passed you receive 1-year Certified Bookkeeper Membership)

Annual fee:  $399.00 + GST

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After 4 years of Certified membership, members are eligible to apply for ICNZB Master Bookkeeper membership.  This is the top tier of our membership.  

To be eligible for upgrade to Master Bookkeeper membership you must:

To become an ICNZB Master Bookkeeper™, you must have held ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper Membership for a minimum of 4 years and passed a written assessment. 

Assessment fee: $300.00+GST 

(once passed you receive 1-year Master Bookkeeper Membership)

Annual fee: $399.00+GST

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Which membership option is right for you?

Still unsure? Download the Membership Options Brochure to see the benefits you get for each of our 3 unique tiers. Or let us know if you still have queries. 


A current full subscription paid Certified or Master Bookkeeper can apply for endorsement as an "Accredited Bookkeeping Business".

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Training and development are a vital element to all levels of membership in ICNZB and assist us in delivering our message of professionalism within our membership.

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If you are a Bookkeeper, you need to belong.

As New Zealand's professional body for Bookkeepers, we are committed to growing your credibility, connections, recognition and influence. We'll be there for you at every stage of your career to help you become the best Bookkeeper you can be.

Let's do amazing things together.