Founded in 1999, IELTS USA is the Los Angeles, California-based division of IELTS that manages acquisition of and customer relations with US organizations that accept the test, and is also responsible for increasing brand awareness and visibility among US higher education, government, and non-governmental agencies.
IELTS USA is co-owned by the three IELTS test partners - British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, and is a registered 501(c)3 headed by a CEO/Executive Director who reports to a Board of Directors. The IELTS USA Board of Directors is comprised of three representatives from each of the three partner organizations.
To support individuals and organizations within the United States in evaluating English language proficiency through high-stakes testing for the purpose of education, employment, professional accreditation and global mobility.
To establish IELTS as the premier high-stakes test of English language in the United States through quality service and support to test takers, teachers, researchers, recognizing organizations, professional associations, test centers and global partners.
IELTS USA values quality, integrity, commitment to excellence, partnership and service demonstrated through all actions, communication and business conduct.
The IELTS USA office consists of four departments: