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At Home Testing

You can test from almost anywhere in the world with a reliable internet connection. Be sure to check the equipment and environment requirements for specific information before you register.

Get an overview of the entire process for taking the TOEFL® Essentials test from home. Also, see our tips for making sure your home internet connection is ready for the test.

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Are You Ready to Register and Take the Test?

In order to be able to take the TOEFL Essentials test, you must:

  • have a PC or Mac® computer with Chrome or Firefox® browser and a stable internet connection
  • meet the ProctorU® minimum technical requirements
  • download, install and run the ETS Secure Test Browser (Windows® version or Mac version)
  • run and pass the ProctorU Equipment check
  • have a private area to take the test
  • properly prepare your testing area (cleared tabletop with standard chair)
  • use a speaker and microphone (no headsets)
  • wear appropriate clothing with ears visible
  • use only approved note-taking materials