Virtual workshops

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Scheduled virtual workshops are offered by the IB and our approved PD providers.

IB hosted scheduled virtual workshops offer an engaging, three-day, synchronous learning experience on a video-conferencing platform. Through live interactions with a workshop leader and up to 25 fellow educators, participants engage with the same content and achieve the same learning outcomes as in our face-to-face workshops.

Approved PD Providers set their own event agenda and platform, which may be different from IB hosted events. Find all virtual workshops and information on PD Provider events, by using our workshop search tool via the link below.

Explore our virtual workshops


Please note that all virtual workshops are scheduled learning experiences with specific times and dates. Please be sure to consider time zones before registration. 

You can see a detailed list of all IB workshops in our latest IB Workshops and Services catalogue.

Key benefits of virtual workshops

Some of the main benefits educators can gain from virtual workshops include:

  • Access professional development from anywhere – no travel or accommodation costs,
  • Virtual workshops are available in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Arabic and other languages, on request,
  • IB hosted virtual workshops take three days to complete, and total to 15 hours of instruction.

Please read the IB’s professional development offerings and pricing (PDF, 263 KB) (access this document in Arabic (PDF, 312 KB) or Turkish (PDF, 289 KB)).


Explore our virtual workshops


Please note: Virtual workshops are scheduled learning experiences with specific times and dates. Please be sure to consider time zones. 

PD requirements

The IB establishes minimum professional learning requirements, which serve as a starting point for comprehensive, strategic professional learning that leads to stronger programme implementation and positive student outcomes. Please read the summary of PD requirements.

Completion criteria

To fulfil the criteria for completion, participants must attend all sessions of the workshop, as confirmed by attendance lists submitted to the IB post-event. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants who successfully meet the aforementioned criteria.

Cancellation policy

For any cancellation occurring 22 days or more prior to the first day of the workshop, a full refund of any registration fees paid will be credited to your school account, which can be used toward other IB invoices. Cancellations made 21 days or less prior to the first day of an IB event will incur a penalty of 100% of the registration fee.

The IB reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. We endeavour to give participants as much advance notice as possible of any change to their enrolment. In the unlikely event that the IB must cancel a workshop, we will refund any registration fee paid to your school account, which can be used toward other IB invoices.  

Credit card payments will be refunded to the same card used at registration.

Certificates of attendance

Have you already completed a workshop? Go to My IB PD History portal to access previous certificates.

The IB sends certificates directly to participants and their coordinators upon successful completion of a PD workshop. Schools have access to their participants’ certificates in the registration system. The IB will not withhold certificates from participants at the request of schools and/or coordinators.

Can’t find your certificate on the portal? For workshops hosted by an approved PD Provider, please contact them directly. For workshops hosted by the IB, send your details and contact [email protected].