Why Recognise IELTS

IELTS is an English language proficiency test that was created by a selection of the world’s best language assessment experts. Organisations, universities, and institutions across the globe now recognise IELTS as one of the most trusted English language proficiency tests.
Those who take the IELTS test will have their language assessed in four key areas: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. By recognising IELTS, institutions can be confident that applicants have the skills and knowledge to fully immerse themselves and perform their best.

IELTS is easy to administer

IELTS offer two tests, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The reason for providing two tests is to ensure that applicants have speaking skills that are most relevant to the roles available within your organisation.

  • IELTS Academic: measures English language proficiency in academic or higher learning environments. Ideal for education professionals or university student applicants. This is also the preferred test for medical professionals.
  • IELTS General Training: measures English language proficiency in a practical, broad, and everyday context. This test is suitable for most work environments.

Reliable, secure, and timely

IELTS can be trusted to accurately convey a test taker’s skills thanks to millions of tests taken over the past 30 years. IELTS is jointly owned by global leaders in English language teaching and assessments: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.

IELTS examiners must pass a thorough application process. This helps to ensure that only highly experienced, qualified professionals, who can demonstrate ability to apply the assessment criteria accurately and reliably, become certified.

Become a recognising organisation

Find out more about how to become an IELTS recognising organisation in Canada.