Organisations & Institutions

First released in 1989, the IELTS test has established strong credentials for consistently assessing proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Why recognise IELTS?

Since its first test release in 1989, IELTS has gained a global reputation as the most trusted & reliable English language assessment.


    • Accepted by 10,000 organizations worldwide
    • Accepted by all immigration agencies that require an English proficiency test, including Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

IELTS offers two types of test:

    • IELTS Academic – measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment.
    • IELTS General Training – measures a test taker’s proficiency of those wanting to immigrate to Canada – Permanent Residency & Citizenship.

Both tests measure English language ability to the same high levels.

Having two versions of IELTS allows you to quickly identify applicants with the English-speaking skills most relevant to your organization’s needs.

Who else recognises IELTS?

Over 10,000 organisations in 140 countries including UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand rely on IELTS to help select the right people, including universities, professional and industry associations, and multinational companies and employers.

Who else recognises IELTS?

What is a Recognizing Organization (RO)?

A recognizing organization is an institution which accepts or uses IELTS scores to measure the English language proficiency of its applicant.

Recognizing organizations include:

    • educational institutions,
    • government,
    • professional bodies,
    • commercial organizations.

All organizations accepting IELTS are listed on our global database and over 3.5 million test takers search this database every year. This means that by accepting IELTS, you gain exposure to millions of applicants around the world.

How to become a Recognising Organisation (RO)

You can apply for your organisation to become an IELTS Recognising Organisation (RO) online. It only takes a few minutes.

Apply to accept IELTS here

Score Delivery

When you apply, you can also choose how you would like to receive IELTS scores:

    • You can receive one original paper copy of the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) via regular mail or secure courier; if you choose this option, you must also subscribe to the free IELTS Online Verification Service (OVS) in order to verify the score reports.
    • You can subscribe to the Electronic Download Service here, which will provide you with paperless, electronic delivery of test takers’ results.

Let your applicants know!

Help prospective applicants in their decision-making process by publishing the IELTS scores you require on your organization’s website.

How to locate a missing IELTS test result ?

Expecting an IELTS score? Still waiting? Can’t find it? Here are actions to take:

If you accept paper score reports:

    • Contact the test taker to confirm he/she named your institution to receive their TRF.
    • The test taker must follow-up with the test centre where they sat the test to confirm mailing date* and re-order if necessary.

* Unless express shipping is specifically requested by a test taker, all TRFs are mailed via regular post with no tracking number.

If you accept electronic scores:

While missing results are uncommon, if you are unable to locate a score in the IELTS e-download service, please email your concern to General.enquiries@britishcouncil.org to confirm the nature of the issue.

Learn more about the IELTS Test

Become an IELTS test centre in Canada:

Interested in becoming an official IELTS test centre with the British Council ? Download our brochure:

Contact us @ IELTSBusinessCases@britishcouncil.org


British Council’s two-day IELTS Teacher Training workshop is designed for teachers who are already teaching IELTS classes, as well as for ESL instructors who wish to teach IELTS classes in the future. This workshop is not for IELTS Examiners.

The aim of the workshop is to prepare trainees to teach IELTS classes effectively. To achieve this aim, the workshop is designed with practical ideas and materials, and provides top tips and classroom activities which participants can use in their classrooms.

Participants who complete all four Modules (Writing, Reading, Listening, and Speaking) will get a Certificate of Attendance from British Council which is recognized by TESL Ontario for 10 Professional Development hours.










21-22, 2019


5-6, 2019


For further information contact: Dr. Sabiha Khuram

  • Ravinder Kaur Bilkhu

    Being an International student and a teacher by profession, it is a great opportunity to get IELTS Training to be a trainer in the future . I really wish , British Council to organize more events like this in Saskatoon.

  • Aris Farsi Dehno

    I am a MA TESOL student at University of Saskatchewan who wish to become an IELTS teacher in the future, The Workshop helped me significantly widen my horizons about IELTS .I would recommend this Workshop to everyone wishing to Teach IELTS , Sabiha and Rod are the Best.

  • Antony Jose Ma Junior

    This Workshop is precisely what I needed to make a truly meaningful difference in helping those taking the IELTS Test .I am fortunate to have met such outstanding people as Dr. Sabiha Khuram and Dr.Kristjan Seferaj.

  • Erin Cathro

    I am very grateful to have participated in the two days IELTS excellent, outstanding and exceptional Workshop/training. It is the best Professional Development I have attended in many years. Thank you so much to Sabiha and Kristjan for their professionalism, extensive knowledge/ experience and great humour.

  • Kate Hardie

    Many thanks to Sabiha and Kristjan. I really found the two days IELTS Workshop interesting, inspiring, entertaining and extremely worthwhile. Thank you for being so approachable , helpful and kind,I have enjoyed every moment and am sorry that it’s over now . Many , many Thanks. The lunch was delicious!

  • Jaculine Savarimuth

    I have been able to achieve a lot more than what I expected from this IELTS Teacher Training Workshop. It greatly helped me to deepen my knowledge in all IELTS Test modules. Thanks Kris and Sabiha for this wonderful insight into IELTS.

    ILSC Toronto
  • Mare Teitelbaum

    The two-day Workshop was extremely informative , engaging and well presented. The strategies and materials offered were through and will certainly improve our practice as English teachers, not just for IELTS preparation . Sabiha and Kristjan were very welcoming, generous with food and sharing information. Much appreciated! Many thanks.

    ILSC Toronto
  • Pedram Lalbakhsh

    This IELTS Teacher Training Workshop was the best workshop I had attended in the past six months. It was a through and absolutely illuminating review of what you need to know and tell your students. It’s always great to attend such events when you enjoy your time and take home a lot. Thank you very much indeed!

    ILSC Toronto
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ILSC Vancouver is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join its team of IELTS Speaking Examiners. The IELTS Examiner will expertly assess candidates, with the consistency and standards as set out by IELTS, in the speaking module of the IELTS test.

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ILSC Toronto is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join its team of IELTS Speaking Examiners. The IELTS Examiner will expertly assess candidates, with the consistency and standards as set out by IELTS, in the speaking module of the IELTS test.

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