How To Apply

Register for your IELTS test in three easy steps:

  1. Choose your test date and location – search by Test Date or Test Location
  2. Complete the registration process and user profile
    • You will need to upload a high-quality scan of an ID document, either your current valid passport or both sides of your Permanent Resident (PR) Card
    • Payments are accepted by credit card (Visa. MasterCard, AMEX)
  3. Review your confirmation email and get started on your free online IELTS prep!

If you have previously created a user profile when registering for an account and are re-applying for a test, you do not need to sign up, you can simply sign in using the username and password you originally created. You do not need to upload your ID document again.

Important Information

You must bring the ID document used for registration with you on test day – either your valid passport or Permanent Resident (PR) Card. Photocopies of either document will not be accepted, please be sure to bring the originals.


Application for Special Arrangements/
Application for Modified Test Materials

Applications for modified test materials must reach the test centre at least three months before the test date. If the application is received after this, it is unlikely that the requested modified materials will be able to be supplied.

All applications should be supported by medical evidence, which should meet the following criteria:

The medical evidence should be accessible in terms of language and legibility.

The medical evidence should be an original document on letterhead, and bearing the name, relevant qualification(s) and signature of a recognized practitioner.

The medical evidence should give a clear statement of the test taker’s disability.

The medical evidence should make it clear how the disability justifies special arrangements.

Additional criteria apply in the case of applications for accommodation for test takers with specific learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia):

The medical evidence must be in the form of a report prepared in a period no more than two years prior to the date of the IELTS test.

The report must include details of the degree of disability.

The report must include an assurance that the evidence of specific difficulties was obtained through the results of appropriate and recognized tests.

The report must be provided by a fully qualified educational, clinical or chartered psychologist.

Application for Administrative Arrangements

Applications which only involve administrative arrangements such as extra time, supervised breaks or assistance with reading or writing, are authorized at the centre. Candidates should give at least six weeks’ notice of their requirement for these arrangements to allow centres time to check medical evidence where appropriate, and to organize practical matters such as extra staff or rooms.

For more information please contact us at ielts.toronto@idp.com

Scores are accepted by over 9,000 organizations worldwide
IELTS recognises both British and American English in terms of spelling, grammar and choice of words.
The IELTS approach is recognized as being fair, reliable and valid to all candidates.
IELTS has been developed in close consultation with academics, professional bodies and immigration authorities

After graduating from university in Russia I applied to a large company in North America for a position that required English language proficiency. With my IELTS score I was able to prove my true-to-life ability to communicate in English for my first international employment opportunity. I have since worked in Bermuda and now live in Singapore, working for one of the most famous hotel brands in the world. With the invaluable experience that I have gained working overseas, IELTS has made a priceless contribution to progress my career and my life.

~Yulia Chelyakova, Conference Services Floor Manager, Singapore~

IELTS has been growing steadily for 20 years because it works. It’s good to know that IELTS has been the choice of millions of people over the years. IELTS stood out immediately because it tests all four skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening, giving a well-rounded assessment of my English.

~Arnik Surasarang, Bangkok, Thailand~