For providers of summer courses

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) does not authorize courses that are intended to supplement the teaching done in an IB World School.

Because every IB World School is authorized to teach one of more of the IB’s programmes, we consider the work done in schools to be sufficient for students’ educational needs.

As a result of this, the IB undertakes no quality control of supplementary courses and does not endorse them in any way.

Advice for external tutors and providers of summer courses

If you want to provide a preparatory or revision course for IB students who are already studying in an IB World School, you must take care when naming your course.

You must not imply that it is officially recognized by the IB.

Do not use terms such as "Pre-IB Diploma" and "Mid-IB Diploma”, and do not use the IB’s trademarks.

External tutors and providers cannot use registered trademarks

"International Baccalaureate®", "IB World School" and various IB logos that include the initials "IB" are internationally registered trademarks of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Do not use these names or any of the IB's logos on any of your products or materials, including courses and course materials that are intended for IB students as described in the section above.

Advertising: state that your course is not endorsed by the IB

When you advertise courses that are intended for IB students, please state clearly that the course and any supporting material have been developed independently and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Quoting IB material: obtain permission first

If you want to reproduce IB material in your course materials, you must obtain permission first.

See the intellectual property and copyright policy and guidance on applying for a licence.