Complete and submit the online IB Student Trading Lab registration form (use the button below).
IB will send a personalized email invitation to you with instructions on how to open an account.
Once you have completed the process and received a confirmation email that your account is active, you can send invitations to your students to open their own paper accounts.
Make a note of the date your account will expire so that you can archive your statements and other information before the account is closed.
Log into Account Management from the LOG IN menu on our website to send invitations to your students to open a paper trading account.
Send us a list of all student email addresses and we will send the invitations for you.
Click here to send us a list of all student emails.
Students who receive the electronic invitation should follow the instructions to complete the registration form.
Please emphasize to students that they must make note of their username and password during the registration process.
You and your students can trade most US options, stocks, bonds, and Forex products.
Use most IB order types, and experiment with almost every aspect of the platform.
Note that TWS provides full access while other platforms may support limited product and order types.
IB standard commissions and margin rules apply (charged in paper trading equity). Trades entered into the paper trading account will not actually execute on any exchange or settle at a clearing house, but the executions price will be determined by real market prices and sizes.
The Student Trading Lab includes the followingreal-time market data subscriptions:
Manage your account and your students' accounts in Account Management, which is accessible from the LOG IN menu on our website using your IB username and password.
See our Reporting Guide for detailed information about statements and other reporting features.
If you have any questions about this program, or any issues with the application or Paper Trading account setup, send us an email.
Please do not contact IBKR Client Services or the Technical Assistance Group as they do not support the Trading Lab.