become a CIBTAC centre

Lead the way and share our passion for this amazing industry. Raise standards, inspire your students and give them the best international education.

Working together we can make a difference, empowering our Graduates to explore their career opportunities.


CIBTAC qualifications are accredited by the UK the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual). Our qualifications are mapped to the National Occupational Standards and in certain cases a Centre can achieve local Government funding.

In the UK funding can be applied for via the Skills Funding Agency.

In Ireland the amalgamation of NQAI, HETAC, FETAC and IUQB is underway for 2012 and application for alignment is currently closed to all Awarding Organisations. As soon as the process reopens, CIBTAC will be applying for our full suite of QCF qualifications to be aligned with the Irish framework.

application process

Decide which CIBTAC qualifications you would like to teach. Our Education Officer can help you if you would like some guidance please email your questions to or we can arrange to visit you personally if you prefer.


Accreditation fee for the UK Centres is £500 per centre. Accreditation for international Centres is £1,000 for the first Centre and £575 for any subsequent Centres. 

An annual fee of £225 is applicable for each Centre commencing on the second year of accreditation

Candidates pay a one off, lifetime fee of £25 for registration and thereafter only pay the examination registration fee for the examinations they will be taking.

what happens next?

CIBTAC will review your application and if successful will give you temporary accreditation until a Centre inspection visit can be carried out. If you are unsuccessful CIBTAC will provide a detailed explanation to assist your further.

Centres applying that already offer an international or local Government qualification can apply for Fast Tracking at no extra cost. Please request this in your application.

Good luck, we look forward to welcoming you joining us leading the way in education.