General Student Information
ICM Student Membership
In order to undertake any ICM examination it will be necessary for you to register with the Institute as an ICM Student Member. You can obtain a Student Registration Application form from your ICM Teaching Centre. You need to complete the form and send it to the Institute, together with the relevant Student Registration fee and a Passport photograph.
Upon receipt of your application, we will send you written confirmation of your Student Membership and provide you with your Student Number and your Student Card. Your membership will be valid for one calendar year from the date of registration. If you have not completed your studies within one year, you can renew your Student Membership for the subsequent year/s upon payment of the relevant fee.
As an ICM Student Member you can apply, at no charge, for your own personal ICM email account. You will also have free access to the Business and Commercial News section on the ICM website, which also includes career guidance, global job vacancies and industry event listings. Furthermore, you will have access to the weekly ICM e-newsletter, and bi-annual magazine, the ICM Review.
Student Registration fees for standard ICM Awards and programmes are based on the country in which you will undertake your examinations. The current fees levels are as follows:
Group 1: If you are based in Europe, an EU Member State, North America, a Gulf State, India, the Middle East, Australasia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong or Malaysia your Registration Fee will be £50.00.
Group 2: If you are based in sub-Saharan Africa, Central or South America, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Caribbean, South Africa or North Africa your Registration Fee will be £25.00.
Group 3: A special fee rate exists for students in countries which have (a) emerged from conflict (b) countries in which the general population is subject to great poverty and (c) countries in which the UN acknowledge that the level of economic activity and national per capita income is unacceptably low.
Group 4: ICM offers a number of specialist joint programmes in partnership with other Higher Education colleges and universities. Registration fees for students undertaking these programmes are shown on the relevant enrolment forms.
Examination Entry Fees and Forms
Examination Entry fees are shown on the appropriate Examination Entry form for the subject/programme you are undertaking. In general, the standard Examination fee is £20.00 per subject. There are however some specialist programmes where a higher subject fee may be payable. If you have any queries relating to fees please contact your Teaching Centre.
Registration and Examination fees can be paid by any one of the following methods:
- By British Postal Order or Money Order
- By a Bank Draft or Cheque drawn on a UK bank
- By Credit or Debit Card (upon request, we will email a form for your completion. Please note that there is a £5.00 GBP Administration Charge for all credit card payments and can only be accepted as a hard copy by post)
- or, by Western Union.
Recognition of the ICM Awards
ICM is fully accredited in the UK by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the government’s regulatory body for public examinations and publicly funded qualifications.
Progression Routes to University
A number of university progression routes exist should you wish to undertake a degree programme on completion of your ICM studies. Subject to the level of your ICM Award you will be eligible to join the first, second or final year of a wide range of degree programmes.
Choosing your Course of Study
As an ICM Student Member you can work towards obtaining either a recognised Professional qualification or study for one or more of the 200 Single Subject Awards from the list of subjects offered by the Institute. The choice is yours.
Conversion of Single Subjects into a Professional Qualification
Under the regulations governing ICM Single Subject awards, it is possible for any student who holds the appropriate number of Single Subject awards to apply for these to be converted into a Professional award. Those wishing to take advantage of this regulation must hold a Single Subject award for each subject on the syllabus of the relevant Professional programme.
To apply for the conversion of Single Subject passes into a Professional award, students must complete the appropriate form and return this to the Institute, together with the relevant fee. Students will be able to obtain the necessary forms from their Centres or directly from the ICM website.
ICM Approved Centres
Tuition leading to the Institute’s examinations can only be provided by Institutions which have been granted ICM ‘Approved Centre’ status. Please note that some ICM Teaching Centres specialise in particular subject areas and not all ICM Centres will necessarily offer tuition for every ICM course programme. Click here to find an ICM Approved Centre near you.
Examination Entry requirements and Closing Dates
In order to undertake any ICM Professional or Single Subject examination you must be a Registered and paid-up ICM Student Member.
To enter for an examination you need to complete the relevant Examination Entry form and submit it to the Institute, together with the appropriate examination entry fee/s.
In order to enable ICM to process all Examination entries there is a Closing Date for receipt of all forms for each Examination Series – details of the Closing Dates are shown on the ICM website.
Your completed form and fee/s must reach ICM before the Closing Date for the examination Series you select.
ICM examinations take place four times each year, in March, June, September and December (Republic of Ireland: March, May, September and December). The timetable for each year states the closing date for receipt of entries for each examination Series. Click here to view the ICM examination timetable.
The recommended textbooks for each subject are shown on each subject syllabus. Examiners base their questions on the contents of the recommended texts and it is therefore important for you to ensure that you have access to the appropriate texts. You can obtain the full list of books available to purchase from ICM and/or place orders by either contacting your Centre or ICM’s Book Sales Manager, Ron Saunders, at: email@example.com.
These are issued approximately 12 weeks from receipt of candidates’ answer scripts. Results, and if appropriate, certificates, are issued automatically.
Examination grades and re-marking
You can request that your examination script is re-marked if you are unhappy with your result.
The fee for this is GBP £35.00 per script. The Institute operates a triple marking and moderation system. In the event that the moderator increases the original marks awarded, the fee for re-marking your script will be refunded to you. Should the Grade awarded remain the same, you will be issued with a full Examiner’s report detailing your examination performance. The Institute retains answer scripts for a maximum period of six months. Examination scripts/answer books are not returned to candidates under any circumstances.
Due to time constraints, it is not always possible for students who fail their exams to be automatically entered into the next Examination Series. If you wish to re-enter for an examination, you will be able to do so in the second series following your original exam date.
Your Teaching Centre will also be able to provide you with the dates of each Examination Series.
Should students re-sit any examination to improve their previous grade, please be advised that the latest grade obtained will stand.
Transcript of Academic Results
You may request a transcript of your Academic Results, however please note there is a charge of GBP £10.00 for each document requested.
There is a fee of GBP £10.00 per subject should you wish to defer your examinations to another Series for health or for any other reason. If you are unable to undertake your examinations, it is essential you advise ICM before the appropriate examination date, otherwise the full entry fee of GBP £20.00 will be applicable. Please note that you may only defer examinations on one occasion. The full entry fee of GBP £20.00 per subject will become due if you defer on more than one occasion.
Claiming Exemptions from ICM’s Professional Programmes
If you have successfully completed examinations with another recognised professional or examining board and are undertaking an ICM professional programme you might qualify for one or more subject exemptions. The Exemption Application form is located on the reverse of each Professional Examination Entry form.
If you consider yourself eligible for one or more exemptions, you will need to supply us with documentary evidence which we will present to our Exemptions Committee. We require photocopies of your certificates and of the syllabuses for the subjects you have completed. You will be notified of the Exemption Committee’s decision in writing.
You must be a Registered ICM Student Member before you are able to apply for any subject exemption/s.
Students with specific learning difficulties
If you are diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty you may be granted special arrangements for your examination/s. We will require a copy of an Assessment Report issued within the last three years. The amount of additional time and any other arrangements will be determined on the basis of the Report relating to your circumstances. It is possible that you may also be granted permission to use a computer in your examinations.
Replacement certificates are available at a fee of GBP £10.00 per certificate. Please include your Student Registration Number together with your current postal address and indicate which certificate is required.
If you are a Sponsor and require information about a student you are sponsoring you should contact the Centre he/she is enrolled with.