Complete and submit the online IBKR Student Trading Lab registration form.
IBKR will send a personalized email invitation to you with instructions on opening an account.
Your simulated account will be approved and opened within 1-2 business days, under normal business circumstances. Then you can 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IBKR Student Trading Lab supplies access to all our trading tools, including:
100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.
Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make better decisions with our free trading tools.
Buy or sell almost any US stock using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, or by placing an order for a specific dollar amount rather than quantity of shares.
Manage your account, analyze your portfolio and place trades with Client Portal.
IBKR clients enjoy access to stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds on over 135 markets in 33 countries.
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.