After submitting your interest

Thank you for your interest in becoming an IB World School

You have taken the first step in the decision to explore offering one or more IB programmes at your school. We look forward to supporting you and your school community through the different stages of the authorization journey. 

Next steps 

A member of the IB Development team will contact you within 3 business days to confirm your submission and to get the authorization process started. If you haven’t received an email by 3 business days, you can contact via email. 

In the meantime, we invite you to explore some key resources that will help you get familiar with the IB and the authorization process: 

Interactive authorization timeline tool

Use the new interactive timeline to project your school’s authorization journey.

Get started

Explore our range of learning resources for more information about the authorization process. 


Additional support 

In addition to the IB educators and staff who serve as the school’s primary points of contact during each phase of the authorization process, schools may contact the IB Answers team with questions at any time before, during or after the authorization process. Members of this team provide support in English, French or Spanish 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. 


UK +44 29 2054 7740 
Singapore +65 6579 5055
Switzerland +41 22 309 2515 
US +1 301 202 3025 
The Netherlands +31 70 352 6055 

Skype IBAnswers (voice calls only)