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IELTS on Paper


You may apply for your IELTS Test online. IELTS on Paper – Book Now. IELTS on Computer – Book Now. You can also apply by coming into our head office (temporarily suspended because of COVID-19). Please note, you cannot apply or register for IELTS over the phone.

A colour scan of your passport information page or Permanent Resident card. This can be uploaded during the online registration. Read more about IELTS TEST DAY INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE.

You have the option to upload a scan of your identity document when you register online, or you can email it to after you have completed the online registration.

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.

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 (all in-person services are temporarily suspended because of COVID-19).

You may change your test date at any time more than 14 days before the test. Please refer to our Cancellation Policy for more details.

Please note that speaking test is subject to change. We reserve the right to make time/place and date modifications should the need arise. You will be contacted by the Coast English Testing team notifying you of any change.

Choose IELTS Academic if you want to study at university, at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, or join a professional association where English is a prerequisite.

Choose IELTS General if you want to apply for Express Entry or any other immigration program in order to establish anywhere in Canada. Read more about Immigration To Canada.

Test Day

Yes. The listening, reading and writing modules take place in the morning, and the speaking module takes place in the afternoon.

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.

You must arrive at the test centre location between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.

You will be finished after the speaking module which will take place between 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on test day. If you would like to schedule your speaking test for a different day, at our head office in New Westminster, please contact us by email. Requests must be made at least 2 weeks before the date 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 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.

You must bring your ID document (passport or Permanent Resident card, whichever you used during the registration process). Read more about IELTS TEST DAY INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE.

Yes. However, the access to the washroom is denied under the following circumstances:

– The test instructions are being delivered

– The Listening test is underway (including the 10-minute pause at the end)

– The last 10 minutes of each section

– The paper counting of each section

No extra time is allowed for washroom breaks. See CET Washroom Policy. We encourage the test takers to use the washrooms before the registrations.

To reduce our carbon footprint and reduce waste generation, we do not provide water bottles at the venue. Therefore, we encourage test takers to get their own water bottles.

Please Note: Drinks, such as water or juice, must be in a clear container and must have no words written on the container.


IELTS on Paper are available 13 days after the test. You will be able to view your results online as soon as they are ready. Read more about Test Report Forms (TRFs).

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. Read more to learn ‘How to check your results online’.

The system will display results for up to 40 days after the test date

Yes. We will share your results with up to five organizations, free of charge, that you selected during your test registration. Should you wish to add additional recipients after your registration has been completed, the cost will be $32.50 (plus taxes) each. Read more about Sending Your TRFs to a University or Other Institution.

Yes. Within six weeks of the test date, Test takers may apply for an Enquiry on Results (EOR), which is a review of the component scores and final score awarded on the Test Report Form (TRF). Read more about Enquiry on Results (EORs).

Our centre number is CA090.

Sometimes, there can be cases of server delays or technical issues that may prevent your results from being displayed. Please email us at and we will look into it. Please note, we are not responsible for any errors or delays relating to web results release.

Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer the pickup option because our office is closed due to COVID-19. So, if you wish to receive the IELTS TRF as soon as possible, you will have to pay for a Courier Service (which is trackable and timely delivery), and we will send it to your address as soon as we can. Read more about TRF Courier Pricing.

We send out the Test Report Forms (TRFs) as soon as the results are out via Canada Post. If you have not opted for a courier service (which is trackable and timely delivery), we send it by regular mail. Usually regular mail takes about 8 – 10 business days to reach, however given the ongoing pandemic Canada Post is facing massive delays.

Regular Mail does not come with a tracking number. To be able to track your TRF and to ensure a timely delivery we advise all our test takers to opt for a courier service for their TRFs. You may read more about TRF Courier Pricing TRF Courier Pricing.


Due to the higher demand, we currently expect it will take 3 business days for the payment to be processed and the status to be changed to ‘paid’. Your test will not be cancelled if you have made payment.

These automated emails were stopped as of Monday 19th April 2021. Please ignore these emails. If you have a registration with reference number beginning A3-CA090, and you have paid, your registration will not be cancelled. Please allow 5 – 7 business day for processing.


We can cancel your registration and issue you a refund as per our Cancellation and Refund Policy. Please complete the Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form and send to including your IELTS Reference Number in the body of the email.


Refund requests are taking longer than usual. Please be advised that if you have completed the Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form and sent it to or with your IELTS Reference Number in the body of the email, please wait for a member of our team to contact you by email. Please do not send any additional emails with respect to the status of your refund as this will simply add further delays.

The current processing time for refunds is 30 days.
Please rest assured, we will base your request for cancellation on the timestamp of your earliest written request to cancel.

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