Frequently Asked Questions about the IELTS Test

Registration

How can I apply for the test?
For Computer-Delivered IELTS, you can apply online here. For paper-based IELTS, you can apply online here. You can also apply by coming into our head office. Please note, you cannot apply or register for IELTS over the phone.
What documents do I need to submit?
A colour scan of your passport information page or Permanent Resident card. This can be uploaded during the online registration.
Where should I send my identification documents?
You have the option to upload a scan of your identity document when you register online, or you can email it to info@englishtests.ca after you have completed the online registration.
Where can I find the IELTS Application Summary email?
The email will be sent to the address you provided when you registered online. If you registered online, please check your email inbox and junk/spam folders. The email will have “IELTS Application Summary” in the subject line.
Can I pay over the phone?
We do not accept payment or registration over the phone, but you can with credit card, or in person at our head office with cash, credit, or debit card.

Test day

Is it possible to take all of the modules on the same day?
Yes. The listening, reading and writing modules take place in the morning, and the speaking module takes place in the afternoon.
Can I take the test online or on a computer?
You can take IELTS on paper or on computer! Whichever method you choose, your speaking test will be face-to-face with an IELTS Examiner. Please note, you cannot take the test online.
What time should I arrive at the test centre?
You must arrive at the test centre location between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.
What happens if I am sick on the day of the test?
Please complete the 'Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form' and submit with supporting documentation (e.g. Doctor's note) and send to info@englishtests.ca within 5 business days after the test date. Applications and supporting documentations received later than 5 business days after the test date will not be considered.
What should I bring with me?
You must bring your ID document (passport or Permanent Resident card, whichever you used during the registration process).

Results

When will I receive my test results?
If you take Computer-Delivered IELTS, your results will be available 7 days after the test. If you take Paper-Based IELTS, your results will be available 13 days after the test. Whichever method you prefer, you will be able to view your results online as soon as they are ready. For all Test Report Forms (hard copies of the results), you can come to pick up your Test Report Form at our head office or we will post them to you. We are open from Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
When can I check my results?
You can check your results online here 13 days after the test. Please note that we are not responsible for any errors or delays relating to web release.
How long will the online preview be available?
The system will display results for up to 40 days after the test date
Is it possible to get my score re-checked?
Yes. You must send a completed Enquiry on Results Form to our head office. You can do this via post, or deliver the document in person. Please note, the Enquiry on Results can take up to 21 days to process. The Enquiry on results costs $215.00 plus GST.
What is the centre number?
Our centre number is CA090.