It is important that you read and accept the IELTS terms and conditions when you register for the test.

You also receive the terms and conditions (PDF 93kb) in the Information for Candidates brochure, which is included with the application form.

The terms and conditions contain important information, including details of:

When you sign the declaration in the application form or tick the terms and conditions box if you are applying online, you are confirming that you have read and understood the IELTS terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.


Security at IELTS tests is important to us. As an added measure, all participants will be required to have their photograph taken by IELTS administrative staff their test day. Please make sure that you review the photograph instructions supplied to you after you have booked your test.

IELTS protects genuine test takers and the organisations that accept IELTS results. If you suspect any malpractice, cheating or fraud please report it here.

If you take IELTS Online, you will be required to show your identification document at the start of each of the test sections.