Apply to Take your IELTS™ test in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Atlanta or Santo Domingo!

It’s all online and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1 Submit your IELTS™ Test Application on the
             IELTS™ website

  • Register to take your IELTS™ Test on the official IELTS™ website. Be sure to select the correct test type, location and date click here

Step 2 Upload a Copy of your ID and Pay

  • Upload clear image(s) of your passport page(s) showing your photo, date of birth, passport number, expiration date, and signature (if any). You may also submit an image of your US Permanent Resident Card. You MUST bring the same ID used in the Application, to the test. No other forms of ID are acceptable.
  • Make payment online.

To Upload your ID & Pay, click here

Double Check Details: Make sure to pay for the correct test, detailed on your e-mail confirmation from your official IELTS™ registration. Paying for the incorrect test resulting in cancellation, is subject to a 25% administrative fee.

Time Sensitive: Step 2 must be completed within 5 days of Step 1 or the IELTS™ Test Application is automatically cancelled.

Step 3 IELTS™ Test Registration Confirmation

  • Within a week of completion of Step 2, you will receive an email from IELTS™ and TALK confirming that your IELTS™ Application, identification and payment has been received, with all your IELTS™ test details

Time Sensitive: Contact us if you do not receive the confirmation email within a week of payment. Note: All correspondence must be by email.

IELTS™ Test Dates 2018

All test dates are on a Saturday or a Thursday. Register early as seats are limited.

Test Date Fort Lauderdale Miami Beach Santo Domingo Atlanta
Oct 20 Academic
Oct 27 Academic and General General General
Nov 3 Academic and General Academic
Nov 10 General General General
Nov 17 Academic
Dec 1 General Academic and General General
Dec 15 Academic and General General

IELTS Test Centers

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

3501 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33328 USA

  • IELTS Test Center ID: US 051
  • Telephone: +1 (954) 533-4546
  • Fax: +1 (954) 990-8746
  • E-mail:
  • Opening Hours:
    Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Miami Beach, Florida

1000 5th Street #101
Miami Beach, FL 33139

  • IELTS Test Center ID: US 051 Off Site
  • Telephone: +1 (954) 533-4546
  • Fax: +1 (954) 990-8746
  • E-mail:
  • Opening Hours:
    Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Atlanta, Georgia

1447 Peachtree St NW #100
Atlanta, GA 30309

  • IELTS Test Center ID:
  • Telephone: +1 (404) 249-9466
  • Fax: +1 (404) 249-9504
  • E-mail:
  • Opening Hours:
    Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Terms & Conditions

About the Test

IELTS™ is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 1.4 million tests globally, IELTS™ is the world’s most popular English testing system.

IELTS™ tests are held in over 500 centres with tests up to four times a month. IELTS™ respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality.

You can choose from two types of IELTS™ test: Academic or General, depending on whether you want to study, work or migrate.

Both modules are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS™ results are graded on the unique IELTS™ 9-band scale.

You can trust the quality and security of IELTS™ because it is managed by three reputable, international organisations: British Council, IDP: IELTS™ Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

More than 6000 organisations, including many government departments and universities, rely on IELTS™. The IELTS™ scoring system is recognized globally, giving you a truly international result.

Prices & Fees (Test, TRF, Materials & Courses)

IELTS™ Test Fees

Atlanta $245
Fort Lauderdale $245
Miami Beach $260
Santo Domingo (includes Express Delivery Fee) $460

Express Delivery Fee

Optional for USA but mandatory for Certificates mailed overseas $75

Additional TRFs

Mailed to address in the USA (each) $30
Mailed to address outside the USA (each) $75

Official IELTS™ Materials

Official IELTS™ Practice Materials (shipping to USA only) $45
Official IELTS™ Top Tips for Test (shipping to USA only) $45

IELTS™ Preparation Courses

IELTS™ Workshop (Fort Lauderdale school, Fridays before exam, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) $99
IELTS™ Exam Prep, Private Lessons (50 mins each) To register, contact center directly
IELTS™ Test Prep Course (Fort Lauderdale School: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm) To register, contact center directly

IELTS™ Test Changes & Refund Policy

IELTS™ Test Changes:

No changes to your IELTS™ Test Registration are permissible after payment is submitted.  Any changes required will result in the cancellation of the candidate’s test registration and require that the candidate complete the entire registration and payment process again for the preferred date, center or test type.

Refund Policy:

A candidate will be given a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the IELTS™ Test Fee provided TALK receives a cancellation request in writing no less than 5 weeks prior to the IELTS™ Test date for which the candidate has registered.

In no other cases will a candidate be entitled to a refund.

IELTS™ Format & Test Results

IELTS™ Format

Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

4 sections, 40 items
30 minutes
General Reading
3 sections, 40 items
60 minutes
OR Academic Reading
3 sections, 40 items
60 minutes
General Writing
2 tasks 150 and 250 words
60 minutes
OR Academic Writing
2 tasks 150 and 250 words
60 minutes
11-14 minutes
Total Test Time is 2 hours and 45 minutes

Candidates must be prepared to spend the entire day at the test center, because there is a speaking interview in the afternoon. Appointments are arranged in order of test registration date, so the later a person signs up for a testing date, the later the speaking appointment will be scheduled.

Test Results

  • There is no pass or fail mark.
  • Candidates receive scores on a band scale from 1 to 9.
  • Candidates receive a score for each module of the test as well as an Overall score.
  • Overall Band Scores, Listening, and Reading Band Scores are Reported in half bands
  • Writing and Speaking Band Scores are reported in whole Bands.
  • Results are valid for two years.

Results are released on the 13th day following each test date. Test results are not released over the phone or via email attachments.

To preview your IELTS™ test result, complete all fields at

The preview of your IELTS™ result is usually available online 13 days after your test date, and will remain available for 28 days thereafter. Your official Test Report Form will be mailed to you 13 days after the test. Please note the preview of your IELTS™ result cannot be used as official confirmation of your test result.

Disclaimer: The online preview of your test result may not be used as an official score report. IELTS™ International, the test center and the IELTS™ Partners give no guarantee as to the accuracy of the preview result, and will not accept any responsibility for an inaccurate score. IELTS™ International, the test center and the IELTS™ Partners will not accept any responsibility in the event that your result fails to display, whether due to technical fault or administrative procedures.

Interpretation of Results

Interpretation of Results

The nine bands and their descriptive statements are as follows:

  • 9 – Expert User: Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
  • 8 – Very Good User: Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstanding may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
  • 7 – Good User: Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
  • 6 – Competent User: Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
  • 5 – Modest User: Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
  • 4 – Limited User: Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. It has frequent problems in understanding and expression. It is not able to use complex language.
  • 3 – Extremely Limited User: Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
  • 2 – Intermittent User: No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
  • 1 – Non User: Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
  • 0 – Did not attempt the test: No assessable information provided.

Test Report Form (TRF)

IELTS™ provides a profile of English language ability in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

A Band Score for each of the four modules as well as an overall score is recorded on the Test Report Form. This allows receiving institutions to clearly identify the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses. These Band Scores are recorded on the Test Report Form along with details of the candidate’s nationality, first language and date of birth. The Test Report Form indicates whether it is for an Academic or General candidate.

Marking at the test centre ensures that test results are available without any administrative delay. A valid Test Report Form bears a centre stamp, a validation stamp and the IELTS™ administrator’s signature. Test Report Forms should be sent directly from the test centre to the receiving institution or organization.

Photocopies should not be accepted.

Official IELTS™ Preparation Materials, Handbook and CD

Official IELTS™ Practice Materials Official IELTS™ Practice Materials 2

Written by Cambridge ESOL examiners and material writers with many years of experience preparing IELTS™ tests, the Official IELTS™ Practice Materials use tested materials approved by the IELTS™ partners.

There are now two volumes of Official IELTS™ Practice Materials. Each Volume contains completely different practice materials. They will help you familiarize yourself with each of the tests. You can learn about how each of the tests is assessed and pick up some valuable tips.

The book contains:

  • Practice tests for Listening, Speaking, Academic Reading and Writing, General Reading and Writing
  • Listening, Reading and Writing answer sheets
  • Listening and Reading practice test answer keys and Listening tapescripts
  • Sample candidate Writing responses and examiner comments
  • Sample candidate Speaking tests and examiner comments

The CD (Volume 1) or DVD (Volume 2) contains:

  • Listening test for you to practice
  • Three examples of students taking the Speaking test

The main difference between the DVD and CD is that there is film footage of the students taking the Speaking test on the DVD.

Top Tips for IELTS™ Academic & Top Tips for IELTS™ General

Top Tips for IELTS™ provides you with:

  • Essential advice (‘tips’) for all four skill areas of the test
  • Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Clear examples and explanations
  • General tips for each skill to help with revision
  • Sections on how to revise
  • What to do on the day of the test.

The Top Tips for IELTS™ series is written by the experts who set the IELTS™ test. It’s a ‘must-have’ guide for your revision. Both Top Tips for IELTS™ Academic and Top Tips for IELTS™ General include a book and an interactive CD-ROM.

The book contains:

  • Clear examples and explanations to show you exactly what each tip means
  • General tips for each test to help you as you revise
  • Sections on how to revise, and what to do on the day of the test.

The interactive CD-ROM offers:

  • A complete real IELTS™ practice test for you to try
  • Answer keys for Listening and Reading tests
  • Sample answers for the Writing test to compare with your own answers
  • A Listening test so that you know what to expect when you take the exam
  • Video of a candidate taking the Speaking test, so you have a clear idea of what you have to do when you take the test.
IELTS™ Preparation Courses

IELTS™ Workshop

  • IELTS test overview
  • Introduction to the test
  • Helpful strategies for improving performance
  • Valuable test taking techniques
  • Practice test
  • Fort Lauderdale School, Fridays before the exam, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Private Lessons

  • Can be scheduled at a day and time convenient for you
  • Lessons customized to meet your needs
  • Each lesson is 50 minutes
  • To register, contact center directly

IELTS™ Test Preparation Course

  • Detailed writing, reading, listening and speaking exercises
  • Examples of IELTS™ test questions with detailed explanation of answers
  • Helpful strategies for improving IELTS™ test results
  • Valuable IELTS™ test-taking techniques
  • Numerous IELTS™ practice tests
  • Fort Lauderdale School, Fridays before exam, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • To register, contact center directly
Communicating with Testing Centers

To ensure information passing between the IELTS ™ testing center and IELTS ™ test candidate is timely, accurate and properly recorded, all communication must be done through e-mail.  All e-mails must have the IELTS ™ test candidate’s name and IELTS ™ Confirmation Number appearing in the subject line of the e-mail.

No other form of communication is acceptable and is the only form of evidence used to calculate IELTS ™ Test Fee refunds, rescheduling and other requests.  IELTS ™ Center e-mail addresses are found below each center’s contact details.

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