Become an IB examiner

As part of assessment processes the IB works with examiners and senior examiners in a variety of different roles. We are constantly looking to recruit new, skilled examiners and senior examiners as the IB continues to grow.

IB Examiners

Examiners are appointed to mark externally assessed work or to moderate internally assessed components (reviewing the original marking of teachers).

Acting as an IB examiner provides an international educational experience, encompassing unique professional development opportunities and an insight into the assessment process.

Applications for all subjects, across all programmes, are accepted throughout the year.

Provided an applicant has experience teaching a subject at the appropriate level, and to the specified age group, they do not need to have previously worked as an IB teacher.

Please use the following application form to apply. Before doing so, please read the examiner recruitment policy. 

Examining for the IB can also count towards maintaining your role as a teacher, with IB examiners being able to apply for US teacher credits.

Find out more about becoming an examiner

Senior examiners

Senior examiners are responsible for the academic quality of IB assessments.  In their role they provide effective, reliable and continuous leadership of an examining team during and across examination sessions, an IB Senior Examiner is looked to for their expertise and leadership. 

When senior examiner positions are available, they will appear in a list below. Please use the following application form to apply for any of the roles listed.

Before doing so, please read the recruitment policy for the riole you desire. These are listed underneath the heading for each role. 

If you are interested in becoming a senior examiner and no suitable vacancy is listed below, please express your interest by email, with a CV attached. Please email

Chief examiner

There are currently chief examiner vacancies for the following subjects:

  • Chinese A: Literature
  • French B
  • French A: Literature
  • Biology
  • Film
  • Dance
  • Mandarin ab initio
  • Chinese A Literature
  • Design Technology

Download the recruitment policy

Find out more about the role

Deputy chief examiner

There are currently deputy chief examiner vacancies for the following subjects:

  • Design technology
  • Extended essays in Diploma Programme (DP) groups one and two
  • Physics (two positions available)
  • Environmental systems and societies
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematical stuidies (standard level)

Download the recruitment policy

Find out more about the role

Examiner Responsible

There are currently vacancies for the following subjects:

  • Bosnian A: literature
  • German A: literature
  • Hungarian A: literature
  • Persian A: literature
  • Russian A: language and literature
  • Swedish A: literature

Download the recruitment policy

Find out more about the role

Principal Examiner

Currently, there are no vacant principal examiner roles. If you're interested in this role, please email us to expression your interest. We will then contact you at the relevant time. 

You can still read the principal examiner recruitment policy

Payment rates and marking periods

The IB Diploma Programme has two examination sessions per year. Examiner payment rates are reviewed annually.

Read about payment rates and marking periods.