IB educator certificates

With IB certification, you gain a rich learning experience, ongoing professional development and the flexibility to follow a learning model that best fits your career path.

The IB offers two distinct certification experiences in teaching and learning: the IB certificate in teaching and learning and the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research.

IB certificate in teaching and learning

The IB certificate in teaching and learning offers students the opportunity to examine the principles and practices associated with one of three IB programmes (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes). The courses that lead to this certificate shape pre-service, new and experienced educators into reflective practitioners and teacher researchers.

The IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research offers participants the opportunity to supplement their existing IB experience with rigorous, systematic investigative work to further their knowledge and experience. 

Participants delve deeper into curriculum development, pedagogy and assessment through exploring relevant literature and their own IB practices. 

Gaining an IB certificate

To gain either an IB certificate in leadership practice or an IB advanced certificate in leadership research, simply enroll in a program of study at one of our IB-recognized universities.

Upon completion of your program of study, you may register for the applicable certificate with the IB. If you have any questions, you can reach our team via email, or read our frequently asked questions.