African Memberships

In recognition of the great role and contribution that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have in the economic and social development of countries in Africa, the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants® (AASBC®) has formed an alliance with the Institute of Certified SME Managers (ICSM) of South Africa to promote the prestigious and internationally-recognized Accredited SME Consultant certification and live training program.

AASBC International Certification.

The AASBC, the only global association specializing in training and certification of small business and SME consultants, offers an international certification that is equivalent to the certification awarded in the United States.

The Accredited SME Consultant™ certification

is awarded to international members after the successful passing of the certification exam and signifies that:

  • You have demonstrated expertise in the area of SME consulting.
  • You can assist clients to improve operational performance and achieve higher profits.
  • You are prepared to accept SME consulting engagements.

SEMP Approach: Simplified Examination to Maximize Profit

Institute of Certified SME Managers (ICSM)

The Institute of Certified SME Managers (ICSM) is an all-inclusive membership organization delivering globally acknowledged programmes, training, and support services that help SME managers and other stakeholders in finding solutions to major and regular issues that affect SME management across the African continent and other developing countries. 

In Africa, SMEs dominate businesses, constituting almost 90 percent of the companies in rural and urban areas and serving as an essential avenue to reduce the menace of unemployment. Therefore, ICSM was founded with the clear strategic objective of upscaling and rescaling business and management skills of SME Managers to mitigate the high mortality rate witnessed among SMEs in Africa and the developing world.

Registration and Certification

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  • See schedule for live training programs and registration information (registration includes AASBC membership).
  • Contact AASBC for more information regarding live training programs at:
  • Contact ICSM in South Africa at:, Office +27 (0) 12 941 9905, +27 (0) 81 888 9275, Fax +27 (0) 86 715 4568

Come be a part of our worldwide community!

the AASBC Certification

  • Only global small business and SME consulting association.
  • One comprehensive training book.
  • 40-video lecture series.


Initial Year Fee

*$59.99 Priority shipping is added for all international members.
*$149 Renewal Fee

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