Passing the board exam marks true mastery of the syllabus and is the most important task required to earn the ISB® certification. On average, candidates report investing over 130 hours of study in advance of successfully passing Level I, and 210 hours in passing Level II.


ISB Syllabus

In this section, we provide access to our ISB Level 1, 2 and 3 syllabi.

Exam Structure and Duration

In this section we explain the exam question format, number of questions per exam, pass mark, how long it takes to write each exam as well as our recommended study time frame.

We also explain what you can expect from our computer-based exams

Exam Dates & Deadlines

The ISB Programme includes a series of three exams: Levels 1, 2 and 3. Use the calendar to view upcoming exams and other important dates leading up to the exam. These dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. 

All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. CET. IASE reserves the right to close registration and scheduling dates earlier than previously announced as conditions warrant. 

Exam Cost

In this section, we cover all fees related to our certification programs. These would be board exam costs, training costs as well as joining fees.

All fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the candidate in their country of residence. Where IASE is required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment/checkout process. 

Exam Rules

It is very important that you familiarize yourself with all the IASE rules and regulations relating to the board exams. These rules apply before, during, and in some cases even after the exams.

ISB® Syllabus Overview

The Official ISB® Syllabus are your primary source of information when studying to write any of our board exams. Read through and acquaint yourself with the content.

How to Study for IASE's Board Exams

There is no single method or learning. It is also worth noting that not all learners at the same level of ESG knowledge, skill, and experience when they embark on our program. We expect candidates to employ different learning strategies depending on their unique circumstance.

In this section we explore the different strategies that candidates can employ in their preparation for the board examinations.