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The International Butler Academy

The International Butler Academy (TIBA) is a unique, exclusive and professional butling and house management school. We are proud to be the finest and most innovative butler service training institute in the world. We are equally proud that some of the world's wealthiest families, international businesses, five-star hotels, resorts, private clubs and cruise lines turn to us for staff training, recruitment and our highly specialized consulting services. 


Please join us for the May 17 - July 24, 2021 training program.

The global situation due to COVID-19 is unprecedented and we would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by changes made to our training schedule.

 

The International Butler Academy is an officially registered training institute. Of the various registrations, the one with the Dutch CRKBO (www.crkbo.nl) is one of the most important ones. This governing body examines, verifies and registers private institutes, assuring that these institutes and its trainers comply with the highest standards of education and that appropriate policies are in place. Once an institute is registered with the CRKBO, the institute's students do not need to pay VAT (Value Added Tax), which is of course a huge saving for the students. We are registered with the Chamber of Commerce, pay taxes, are regularly audited, and are affiliated with a number of professional organizations. Even the building we occupy is regularly checked as it is an historic building, and protected by the National Trust. We are also an approved training center by City & Guilds of London, England. Through an extensive on-site audit, City & Guilds checked, verified and approved The Academy's butler training program. Last, but not least, virtually every placement agency in the world distinguishes TIBA as the only professional butler school in the world.

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TIBA awarded CFI Trophy 2019 & 2020

Capital Finance International recognizes The International Butler Academy as The Best Butler School in The World.  Each year, CFI seeks out individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders. CFI's Awards Program aims to identify and reward excellence wherever it is found in the hope to inspire others to further improve their own performance. The CFI judging panel unanimously resolved to bestow the award for Best Butler School in the World for the second year in a row on The International Butler Academy. Click this link for more information.

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A Private and Unique Household

We have an astounding 80.000 sq.ft. (135 rooms) available at our Academy for the training of our students, in a building that we own and that is completely dedicated to the training program. The challenges and situations we have created for you at The International Butler Academy will allow you to study and learn while experiencing a private and unique household.

At our Academy, you will learn to keep up with the demands of running a modern, busy and real household, with confidence, grace, and style. Success requires motivation, dedication, devotion and the ability to combine energy, passion, and commitment. You must be willing to put another person's wishes before your own and do so with a genuine wish to be of service. Our intensive, 10-week training program will provide you with all the skills and qualifications you need to get you started in this exciting profession. Our professional teaching standards and outstanding, highly experienced instructors, in combination with a superb training location, make The International Butler Academy the crown of all butling, house management, hospitality and service training.

We are the only school of its kind in the world where students live, work and learn in a real, multi-million-dollar household. Attending our professional training program truly is a life-changing experience.

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Who are our students and what are our requirements?

Our students come from all over the globe and their backgrounds differ enormously. Successful graduates include dermatologists, carpenters, private bankers, hotel directors, taxi drivers and lawyers! Approximately 35 percent of our students are female, and ages have ranged from 18-68. 

The course is run completely in English, so a working knowledge of English, and a minimum age of 18 is required. While no previous training or experience is necessary, a service oriented attitude and the right personality is very important for this esteemed profession.

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Become a part of The International Butler Academy family

Apply now and assure yourself a place at our esteemed institution. Email us your Résumé plus a current photo and indicate which ten-week training program you wish to attend. Our students come from all over the world and our graduates form a large and important network. By joining The International Butler Academy you will become part of our family. Our network includes numerous corporate and private clients, hotels, resorts, clubs, and many placement agencies from around the world, including the prestigious International Guild of Professional Butlers. 

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Discover more with this virtual tour our astounding 80.000 sq.ft. (135 rooms) home.

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