Key facts about the CP

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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is the newest IB programme.

It began in 2006, as the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC), and was re-launched as the CP in November 2014.

As of September 2023, there are 370 schools offering the CP in 52 countries.

Learn about the CP curriculum and applying to implement the CP.

History of the CP

The CP originated from a 2006 project led by the International Baccalaureate® in Finland. The project aimed to develop a new programme that combined the IB Diploma Programme courses with career-related studies and a special ‘IBCC Core’ to integrate the two parts.

After a six year pilot involving schools from around the world, the IBCC was made available to IB Diploma Programme schools in 2012.

Since January 2016, all schools can apply for CP authorisation and become an IB World School.