Registered Centre Status

An ESB Registered Centre is one accepted by ESB in China to offer ESB courses, assessments and qualifications. It signifies a commitment to ESB in China quality assurance standards in teaching and learning, in preparing candidates for assessment, compliance with administrative and regulatory requirements and continuing professional liaison with ESB in China. Only an ESB Registered Centre may offer ESB qualifications in China.

Schools / Centres wishing to offer ESB assessments in China need to undergo a formal recognition process. As part of this process, prospective centres must demonstrate that they have sufficient systems, resources and quality assurance arrangements in place for the delivery of the proposed qualifications.

There are three stages of required procedures in order to become an ESB Registered Centre in China.





Become a Registered Centre: stage by stage


Stage 1: Application

The first stage of the process is to complete and submit the initial ‘Application Form’ which provides an outline of your organisation’s current background and resources, as well as plans in terms of using ESB courses, assessments and qualifications. The purpose of this stage is to ascertain whether there is compatibility between the courses, assessments and qualifications ESB in China is offering, and your organisation’s capacity to deliver them.

Stage 2: Registration

After this, if ESB in China believe your organisation and its learners have the potential to benefit from ESB courses and / or qualifications, you will be invited to undergo the second stage of our registration process.

The registration process will entail completion of a more detailed Self-Evaluation Form. This is to enable us to gain a deeper understanding of your resources, senior management, teaching and learning regime and operational plan.

This may or may not be followed by an “on-site” inspection visit by one of our Inspectors. Should a one day on-site inspection visit be deemed necessary there is a one-off fee to cover this cost. Please see our latest ESB in China Inspection Fee document for further details.







In either case, Inspector(s) will complete a written Report which will also be made available to the Centre. The Centre will have the opportunity to rectify any material errors in fact on the Report with respect to physical resources etc but may not question the judgements of the Inspector(s) as such.

The Centre Self-Evaluation Form and subsequent Report is in the form of a table covering three main areas: Management & Administration, Facilities & Resources, Teaching & Learning. Judgements of the Inspectors will be evidence-based and three possible outcomes noted in each area, these being:

a) Completely Satisfactory
b) Satisfactory / Actions Recommended, or
c) Not Satisfactory / Reasons.

Where the result overall is either (a) or (b) ESB Registered Centre status will be awarded.

Stage 3: Recognition

At the third stage, following successful inspection and recognition, Centres will be required to sign a ‘Centre Agreement’ and also to complete a ‘Centre Recognition Form’. At this point, the Annual Registration Fee becomes payable.



  1. 完全满意
  2. 达到要求 / 建议改善之处,或
  3. 达不到要求 / 原因



Strategic partners

A strategic partner is an educational organisation which manages several ESB centres. Depending upon the terms of the agreement, some of the roles undertaken by strategic partners include:



  1. Developing and growing a network of ESB centres
  2. Inspecting and approving ESB centres according to ESB in China standards
  3. Managing financial arrangements of its network of ESB centres
  4. Ensuring and maintaining the quality of delivery according to ESB in China standards
  5. Coordinating teacher training provided by ESB
  6. Coordinating the administration of assessments within its network of ESB centres
  7. Coordinating distribution of ESB certificates
  8. Organising Speaker of the Year events regionally and / or nationally
  1. 开设几个ESB中心
  2. 根据ESB中国标准,考察和审批ESB中心
  3. 负责旗下ESB中心的财务管理工作
  4. 确保ESB的质量保证工作
  5. 协调老师培训工作的安排
  6. 协调旗下ESB中心考试的行政安排
  7. 协调颁发ESB资格证书
  8. 组织地区或全国年度最佳演讲家活动