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IELTS for work

Employers, professional bodies and associations accept IELTS

Organizations around the world rely on IELTS to help them select the right people.

Who accepts IELTS?

Professional registration

In most countries where English is the main language of communication, evidence of acceptable English language skills is a prerequisite for applicants and international graduates seeking professional registration. Required proficiency levels vary between organizations, professions, by country and by jurisdiction. It is up to individual professional registration bodies to determine the IELTS band score and version of the test (Academic or General Training) they require.

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IELTS for vocational training

The General Training version of IELTS measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context and the tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations. 

This is the version of the test usually required for vocational training, for example in the construction, hospitality and leisure, and tourism industries.

Learn more about IELTS General Training

We trust IELTS to give us a benchmark of English language ability. Though we accept other English language tests, we assess them by comparing directly with the required IELTS score.

Hannah WainSenior Student Recruitment Officer, SAC – The Scottish Agricultural College

IELTS provides a reliable and internationally accessible means for doctors coming from overseas to demonstrate their language proficiency before they start work.

Director of Registration and Education, General Medical Council, UK

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Reach out to new prospective test takers by listing your minimum IELTS score requirements on this site.

Verify IELTS scores

Check test results, individually or in batches, with the free IELTS Results Verification Service.

Setting your IELTS score

Guidance to help you set appropriate IELTS score requirements for your organization.