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If you indicated that you’d like to learn more about an IB education, we will contact you with more information.

If you indicated that you’re interested in starting the journey to become an IB World School, a member of the IB Development team will contact you within three business days to confirm your submission and get the authorization process started. If you haven’t received an email by three business days, you can contact us at

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

How long does it take to become an IB World School?

Use our new interactive timeline tool to anticipate how long your school’s authorization journey will be.

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

Additional support 

In addition to IB educators and staff who are your primary contacts throughout the authorization process, you can reach out to the IB Answers team with any questions before, during, or after authorization. Our team provides support in English, French, or Spanish 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.


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US +1 301 202 3025 
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