No, we don’t have any required perquisites; anyone from any background could take the IBDL certifications. They’re suitable for everyone who is interested in gaining high skills in business.
To find out more about the fees to get IBDL certifications, please check the following link:
IBDL offers three major qualifications in business administration field:
- IBDL Essential: Understanding Business.
- IBDL Professional: Business Management and Planning.
- IBDL Master: Business Leadership and Strategies "IBDL master.
Yes, we have a preparation course. You’re free to choose between taking the preparation course in one of our accredited training centers by accredited trainers. Or if you’re a self-study-kind of person, then you can take the course all on your own with our E-Learning online.
Yes, IBDL qualifications are issued in three languages; English, Arabic, and French.
E-Learning is simply an electronic learning based on the concept of bringing learning to people instead of bringing people to leaning. You can study whatever you like through your computer, Laptops, I- pad, or even your smart phone. Instead of having a teacher, you have power point slides explaining what you’re studying accompanied by a voice-over to make things easier for yourself. With E-Learning, you can study whatever you like, wherever you like, whenever you like!
IBDL-Levels Certification Program
The three levels of the certification program identify the globally-recognized levels of maturity of the BAS profession.
This core BAS certification progression will encourage BAS professionals to grow and develop in their profession and be recognized for growth and development from the start of their career through to retirement.
As individuals move along their career progression, their competencies will grow and develop. At each key milestone, the individual will have developed or gained a different level of competency that can be recognized, thus providing clear differentiation between certification levels. The certification level encourages an IBDL- BAS professional to seek growth through specific learning and development to support them in achieving the desired level. IBDL- BAS certification programs will assess and measure an individuals’ competencies at any given level thus ensuring the IBDL- BAS professional and employer knows what is expected at each level.
Professional certification is a designation earned by an individual identifying that they have demonstrated a standard level of skills, experience, and expertise within their field. Level 2 – IBDL Professional® and Level 3 – IBDL Master® are considered professional certifications because they each have a unique work experience requirement to be eligible and the exam tests their application of the competencies required at each level. Those who achieve certification receive a certification license number. Level 1 – IBDL Essential®™ is a certificate because it does not require work experience, and it only requires professional development hours to be eligible.
No, you do not need to be an IBDL member to apply for certification.
There are many benefits to IBDL membership. These include, but are not limited to, discounted certification exam fees, discounted recertification fees, a free PDF copy of the BASBOK® Guide, and much more.
Certification Program (Essential, Professional and Master) - Application Process
The contact information of someone who can validate that you took a course, in the event your application is audited by IBDL, must be entered. If it's an online course, then you may have registered through your company's HR and training department so you can provide the HR and training person's contact information instead.
Applications are assessed immediately upon submission and payment of the application fee. You will not be able to submit your application unless you have met all the eligibility requirements. Once your online application shows that all requirements have been met, you will be able to submit your application. You will immediately receive an email stating that you are either approved OR approved pending audit. If you are approved, the e-mail will contain instructions on paying the exam fee so you can schedule it.
You can request an application extension by e-mailing [email protected] only extenuating circumstances with the appropriate supporting documentation will be considered. Complete extension request procedure.
Professional Development training and/or education that will assist you in further developing your skills and/or knowledge for a given area and prepares you to pass the Exam.
When applying online, you enter in your preparation courses development hours in the Contact Hours field. Please note 1 hour of preparation courses = 1 E-Learning hours.
Applicants and recipients may be randomly selected for audit to validate work experience, professional development and other information provided when they apply and/or recertify.
Online courses hold the same weight as classroom courses for the Professional Development requirement. All courses, whether classroom or online, must meet the professional development criteria for the certification level within the handbook, and you must be able to provide proof of taking the course in case your application is selected for random audit.
General - Fees
The available payment methods are as follows:
- By PayPal or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Amex) via the shopping cart on our website
- By mailing in a cheque or international money order or Bank transfer. Please include a copy of your invoice and mail it in with your payment.
You can find the fees for all our certification programs and products from here
It really depends on the individual. The following, however, are some exam preparation tips:
- Study the Handbook® Guide for the Core BAS certifications (Essential or Professional or Master)
- Reviews sample exam questions.
- Review IBDL Guide to Competency-Based Certification for Core BAS certifications (Flash card).
- Attend training courses by IBDL Approved Training Providers (ATP™) in those areas you feel that additional knowledge would help benefit your study efforts.
- Use E-Learning resources.
- Use practice exams online as this simulates the environment in which you'll be tested.
- Discuss chapters with study partners when studying. Use plenty of examples to provide a context where needed.
Note: IBDL does not, in any way, represent that completing the above guarantees success at passing a certificate or certification exam. (It really depends on the individual.)
Once your online application is approved, you need to pay the exam fee in order to be eligible to schedule the exam. Once your exam fee is received by IBDL, you will receive an e-mail confirming payment with instructions to schedule your exam. At this point, you can proceed to schedule your exam with one of IBDL Approved Exam Provider.
Note: to schedule your exam with IBDL, you will require the Eligibility ID number (LOGBOOK) in your confirmation email.
IBDL exams are offered via IBDL online platform and taken via computer-based testing at dedicated and Approved Exam Providers centers.
See our Exam Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy
You must wait for IBDL to receive your exam result from the testing provider and upload it to your IBDL profile before you can pay and schedule your rewrite exam. This may take up to 24 hours from your exam day. As soon as your score is uploaded into your IBDL profile account, you will receive an e-mail from IBDL instructing you on your next steps to pay the exam rewrite fee and to schedule your rewrite of the exam. To schedule your rewrite, you are required to pay the rewrite fee to IBDL first.
From your exam date, it can take up to 1 business day for IBDL to process your result from the testing provider. Once this is done, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from IBDL which will include your online certificate and transcript of achievement.
If you experience an error while trying to schedule your exam, please contact [email protected]
No, it will not affect your admission into the exam.
You will not enter the test without your LOGBOOK and your ID or passport.
These are not permitted during the exam. If these are required due to medical reasons, follow the special accommodations procedure.
You will see your exam results immediately after you submit your exam. Confirmation of your exam result will also be emailed to you by IBDL within 5 business days.
If you miss the exam date without cancelling or rescheduling in advance and paying the necessary fee, you will be considered a no-show and will have to forfeit the exam fee or rewrite fee you already paid, unless there is an extenuating circumstance.
See our Exam Cancellation/Reschedule/Missed or Late Policy.
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