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The documents below include critical information about the process of becoming an IB World School.

General IB information
PDF iconWhat is an IB education [PDF, 1.1MB]
PDF iconProgramme standards and practices [PDF, 1,804KB]
PDF iconRequired text for candidate schools [PDF, 140KB]
PDF iconKey findings from global research on the impact of IB programmes [PDF, 359KB]

Primary Years Programme
PDF iconPrimary Years Programme brochure [PDF, 780KB]
PDF iconSchool information form
PDF iconGuide to school authorization: Primary Years Programme [PDF, 212KB]
PDF iconRequirements for candidacy [PDF, 148KB]
PDF iconSample Application for candidacy [PDF, 229KB]
PDF iconRules for candidate schools [PDF, 110KB]
PDF iconConsultation Process: Guidelines for consultants [PDF, 197KB]
PDF iconSample Application for authorization [PDF, 228KB]
PDF iconGeneral regulations: Primary Years Programme [PDF, 102KB]
PDF iconRules for IB World Schools: Primary Years Programme [PDF, 108KB]
PDF iconKey findings from research on the impact of the IB Primary Years Programme [PDF, 619KB]

Middle Years Programme
PDF iconMiddle Years Programme brochure [PDF, 761KB]
PDF iconSchool information form
PDF iconGuide to school authorization: Middle Years Programme [PDF, 230KB]
PDF iconRequirements for candidacy [PDF, 151KB]
PDF iconSample Application for candidacy [PDF, 315KB]
PDF iconRules for candidate schools [PDF, 110KB]
PDF iconConsultation Process: Guidelines for consultants [PDF, 197KB]
PDF iconSample Application for authorization [PDF, 321KB]
PDF iconGeneral regulations: Middle Years Programme - First assessment 2015 [PDF, 114KB]
PDF iconGeneral regulations: Middle Years Programme - First assessment 2016 [PDF, 114KB]
PDF iconRules for IB World Schools: Middle Years Programme [PDF, 119KB]
PDF iconKey findings from research on the impact of the IB Middle Years Programme [PDF, 632KB]
PDF iconStandards and Practices that must be in Place to be authorized [PDF, 47KB]

Diploma Programme
PDF iconDiploma Programme brochure [PDF, 759KB]
PDF iconSchool information form
PDF iconGuide to school authorization: Diploma Programme [PDF, 209KB]
PDF iconRequirements for candidacy [PDF, 146KB]
PDF iconSample Application for candidacy [PDF, 262KB]
PDF iconRules for candidate schools [PDF, 110KB]
PDF iconConsultation Process: Guidelines for consultants [PDF, 197KB]
PDF iconSample Application for authorization [PDF, 492KB]
PDF iconGeneral regulations: Diploma Programme [PDF, 157KB]
PDF iconRules for IB World Schools – Diploma Programme [PDF, 119KB]
PDF iconKey findings from research on the impact of the IB Diploma Programme [PDF, 554KB]

IB Career-related Certificate
PDF iconCareer-related Certificate brochure [PDF, 708KB]
PDF iconSchool information form
PDF iconGuide to school authorization: IB Career-related Certificate [PDF, 205KB]
PDF iconRequirements for candidacy [PDF, 56KB]
PDF iconSample application for candidacy: IBCC [PDF, 236KB]
PDF iconRules for candidate schools [PDF, 110KB]
PDF iconConsultation Process: Guidelines for consultants [PDF, 282KB]
PDF iconSample Application for authorization [PDF, 279KB]
PDF iconGeneral regulations: IBCC [PDF, 98KB]
PDF iconRules for schools authorized to offer the IBCC [PDF, 98KB]

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*These are sample documents only for schools that wish to review their contents before completing them online. Schools work with the appropriate IB regional office to receive access to the online applications when they are ready to complete them.

Useful links
ibtv videos (videos about the IB programmes in practice)
IB store
Communicating the International Baccalaureate
IB World magazine
Latest IB news and announcements
Recognition (information about recognition of the IB programmes by universities and governments)
Authorization fee schedules and timelines
IB Workshops and Conferences

Last updated: September 2014