On-site IELTS testing at your USA
location – we come to you!
IELTS tests on 4 fixed test dates per month –
3 Saturdays and 1 Thursday. See 2013
At least 8 weeks’ notice is required before
the scheduled on-site test date.
USA institutions requesting an on-site test
must guarantee a minimum of 12 candidates.
All candidates complete online
Open or closed
An on-site test can be closed to the host
institution group, or open to the general public.
The local IELTS test center provides all test
staff – a test day supervisor, invigilators (proctors) and Speaking
All parts of the test are completed on the
same day. The schedule is:
• 09:00 – 09:40 Listening
• 09:45 – 10:45 Reading
• 10:50 – 11:50 Writing
• 12:30 onwards – Speaking (20 mins per
Tests are scored at the local IELTS test
center, and results are sent directly to each candidate by regular
mail 13 calendar days after the test date.
The host institution provides the testing
space. If a room rental charge is made, the local IELTS test center
incurs this cost.
• A room or rooms to accommodate all
candidates taking a pen and paper test, with 50” of space between
each candidate in each direction. Room(s) should be well-lit,
quiet, have functioning heating / air-conditioning, and any
displayed material containing English words must be covered or
• A lockable room to keep candidates’
belongings secure during the test.
• Smaller rooms to accommodate one Speaking
examiner and one candidate at the same time. Rooms require a
minimum of a table and two chairs.
• A waiting room or area for candidates to
wait for their Speaking test.
The host institution is not charged to hold
on-site testing. The test fee is payable by the candidate directly
to the local IELTS test center. The local IELTS test center may
pass on any additional charges incurred for on-site testing - such
as mileage, per diem, accommodation and room rental - to the
candidates. Host institutions may opt to absorb some or all of
these additional charges, however it is most common to pass these
charges on to candidates. Please contact the center directly to
find out the test fee charged.
Questions or further
Contact Guy Edwards, Regional Manager
U.S. Test Center Network, IELTS USA
tel: 1-323-255 2771