Career-related studies

International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) students are required to complete the Diploma Programme courses, the CP core and an approved career-related study concurrently.

The career-related study is designed to prepare students for higher education, an internship or apprenticeship, or a position in a designated field of interest.

It provides the opportunity for students to learn about theories and concepts through application and practice while developing broad-based skills in authentic and meaningful contexts. Students who complete the programme receive the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Certificate, the certification awarded by the career-related study provider and, if applicable, their secondary school high school diploma.

CRS Strategic Providers

The IB recognizes the value of building relationships with a wide variety of high quality career-related studies providers. A number of these providers have a signed a formal Co-operation Agreement with the IB and are known as CRS Strategic Providers. Their career-related studies have been identified as offering the potential to be implemented by a wide CP schools. Schools should therefore feel confident in considering these options to develop and enhance the CP programme.

We also recognize and value other career-related studies providers who are working in a more local context supporting the needs of individual CP schools.

The IB currently collaborates with the following CRS Strategic Providers:  

The IB is keen to extend its range of collaborations with high quality career-related studies providers. If you represent a provider who would like to discuss becoming a CRS Strategic Provider, please email