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IB examining teams are comprised of different roles dependent upon the subject and component assessed. Below you will find information on each of the roles.


Examiners are appointed to mark externally assessed work or to moderate internally assessed components (reviewing the original marking of teachers). Candidates’ work is assessed against prescribed and well-defined criteria or markschemes. The role of examiner is highly valued and the IB places emphasis on the professional integrity of individuals in examining positions.

More information on this role, our recruitment policy, key areas of recruitment and an application form can be found via the links below:

Examiner recruitment policy

Examiner recruitment key areas

Examiner application form

Frequently asked questions


Senior examiner

Senior examiner roles include chief and deputy chief examiner roles for most subjects and chief and deputy chief assessor roles for theory of knowledge. Chief examiners lead a team of examiners, some of whom will be practicing IB teachers. Applications are sought from university academics for chief examiner and deputy chief examiner positions. Applications from experienced teachers of the IB Diploma Programme are welcomed for deputy chief examiner and theory of knowledge positions.

More information on these roles and current vacancies can be found via the links below.

Senior examiner positions


Examiner responsible for a language

The duties of the examiner/deputy examiner responsible for a language (ERL/DERL) include the setting and marking of examination papers. Applicants should be native or fluent speakers of the language, qualified to at least degree level in the language or related subject, and have experience of teaching young adults. Additional assessment experience would be desirable.

More information on this role and current vacancies can be found via the links below.

Examiner responsible for a language positions

Note:  All examiners must have access to email and the Internet in an environment that is suitable for marking confidential examination material.

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Examiner recruitment policy

Examiner application form

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