Professional certificates

IB educators lead the way in providing a comprehensive, international education for students. By incorporating the IB educator certificates into your professional development, both you and your students will benefit from teaching and learning in ways that are oriented toward inquiry, research and project-based learning among many other things.

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Recognized programmes of study worldwide for 2021

Explore our network of universities [6.4 MB]  that offer IB-recognized programmes of study leading to an IB educator or leadership certificate.

See the programmes of study and related certificates offered at the universities in our network at a glance [62 KB] .


IB certificates in teaching and learning

The international symbol of excellence

All teachers transform theory into practice, but IB teachers go beyond. Grounded in a global mindset, IB educators are catalysts for infusing higher-order thinking skills into a new generation of learners and leaders. Educators draw on the IB’s highly acclaimed, research-based curriculum to prepare students for global leadership roles. Read more

IB certificates in leadership

Empowering leaders to make a difference

Individuals certified in IB leadership inspire and guide school communities to implement and sustain IB programmes at IB World Schools. IB certificates in leadership acknowledge understanding of the principles and practices associated with leading in an IB World School and the wider IB community. Read more

Read about the requirements and the terms and conditions of enrollment and registration for the IB educator and leadership certificates.  


Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have put a hold on shipping printed copies of certificates. Instead, digital PDF certificates will be administered.