A paper-based IELTS test

You can help raise the profile of your institution to prospective applicants by applying to become an IELTS recognising school, university, company or organisation.

IELTS is the global test for international mobility. More than 12,500 organisations in over 140 countries worldwide already accept IELTS scores for education, employment and immigration.

IELTS is the top choice for entry requirement for English-taught degree programmes. If you need to ascertain the language skills of your students, staff or potential candidates, IELTS is the only test you will need.

The IELTS test can help you:

  • check the English language level of staff or students when recruiting them
  • assess the English language level of your students when they are applying for international mobility programmes
  • equip your students with the world’s most popular international English language test at the point of graduation to help them stand out in today’s competitive jobs market.

How to become an IELTS recognising organisation

You can help raise the profile of your institution to prospective candidates by applying to become an IELTS recognising organisation. Your organisation will then be given a free listing on Who accepts IELTS? and all IELTS websites.

Simply contact our IELTS team in Austria, who will be more than happy to help you.

Alternatively, you can apply using the online application form. It only takes a few minutes.

Help your applicants be keeping them informed

We recommend that you publish the IELTS scores that you require on your website. This information will help prospective candidates in their decision about whether to apply to you. It will also help make your application process more efficient and reduce the number of enquiries you have to handle. 

Our team can provide you with official IELTS logos to include on your website. For more information, please contact our IELTS team.

Please download the IELTS guide for prospective recognising organisations for more detailed information.

IELTS Verification Service

IELTS is used by many organisations as evidence of competence in English. A candidate who has taken IELTS is given a Test Report Form (TRF), which details the candidate's test scores. In order to check that the candidate is presenting a genuine TRF and that the candidate and the TRF match, we have developed an online verification service.

Access to the service is free and it will help you to ensure that anyone presenting you with a TRF is entitled to claim the level of competence detailed on the TRF. 

Access or apply for access to the IELTS Verification Service.