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Trading Lab for Educators

Opening an IBKR Student Trading Lab account is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Complete an Educator's Account Application.
  2. You will receive an email confirmation within 1-2 business days, under normal business circumstances, informing you that the simulated account is open and ready to use.
  3. Then you can login to Client Portal and send invitations to your students to open their own paper accounts.

Please note that once approved an account can be used in later semesters without delay.

All requests are swiftly processed. However, if a week or more has passed from your application submission and you have not received a confirmation email or invitation to open an account please check your spam filter or contact us at

Open an Educator Account
Log Into your Student Account

Invite Students to Open Accounts

  • Once your Educator account is approved and active, you can setup individual trading accounts for your students.
  • Log in to Client Portal via the "Log In" button on our website to send email invitations to your students to open a paper trading account. Students who receive the electronic invitation will need to complete the registration form to open a paper trading account. Students should also take note of their username and password.

IBKR Student Trading Lab Resources

Trading Platforms

The IBKR Student Trading Lab supplies access to all our trading tools, including:

  • Trader Workstation (TWS): Our flagship platform designed for active traders who trade multiple products and require power and flexibility.
  • Client Portal: A one-stop destination for checking quotes, placing trades and reviewing account balances.
  • IBKR Mobile: Our on-the-go trading application that lets you easily trade and check your account from an iOS or Android device.

Order Types and Algos

100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.

Free Trading Tools

Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make better decisions with our free trading tools.

Fractional Trading

Buy or sell any eligible US or European stocks/ETFs using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, or by placing an order for a specific purchase price rather than quantity of shares.

Account Management

Manage your account, analyze your portfolio and place trades with Client Portal.

Available Products

IBKR clients enjoy access to stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds on over 150 markets in 33 countries.

Reporting & Analytics

As an educator, you can view statements for your account and/or student accounts, generate activity statements or create customized Flex Queries to review portfolio performance.

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Contact a IBKR Student Trading Lab Representative

If you have questions about educational resources, applying for a Student Trading Lab account or setup for student trading accounts, please submit this form.

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