The IB’s General Principles

The IB is not under any obligations to grant licenses allowing others to use its material.  

If the IB does not agree with the way in which the material is to be used, or does not wish to be associated with the third party requesting material then a license request will be rejected.

The IB restricts the manner in which IB material may be used, the quantity of IB material to be included in a work and what material may be licensed.  License requests which fall outside of these parameters will also be rejected.

The IB will not issues licenses where:

  • The IB material will be used on a publically available/accessible website (as opposed to a secure/restricted access site)
  • The licensed IB material will compose more than 25% of the final work

The IB will only occasionally issue licenses where:

  • The IB material will be used in a work which is distributed free of
  • The licensed IB material would be translated into a language other than English, French or Spanish. If you wish to use material in this manner please send in an application and the IB will discuss the specifics with you.
  • Where material from commercial IB materials (as opposed to fee covered documents) is to be used.

All licenses granted with the following conditions:

  • That a disclaimer is prominently placed on the final work stating that “This work has been developed independently from and is not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate (IB)”. 
  • That a copy of the final publication is sent to the IB at: The Legal Department, International Baccalaureate, Route des Morillons 15, CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

Non Payment of a license fee within 60 days of the issue of the license renders the license invalid.  Use of material without a valid license is infringement and the IB will take legal action.