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The premier test of academic English communication

Learn more by selecting any step in your TOEFL iBT® journey.


An Enhanced TOEFL iBT Experience

Learn about the latest enhancements being made to the TOEFL iBT testing experience, including a shorter test time. Enhancements go into effect on July 26, 2023.

TOEFL iBT Testing Options

The TOEFL iBT test is offered three different ways, so you can choose the best option to fit your needs and preferences.

Test at a test center

If you prefer a traditional test environment, a test center is the best option for you.

  • Availability: Available worldwide at more than 3,000 authorized TOEFL iBT test centers.
  • Test day: Visit What to Expect on Test Day to see a video about checking in and other test center procedures you’ll experience on test day.
  • Dates: Offered more than 60 times a year.

Test at home

The TOEFL iBT Home Edition is the same TOEFL iBT test you would take at a test center, just taken from the privacy of your own home and monitored online by a human proctor. It’s trusted and accepted by universities worldwide.

Test on paper

The Paper Edition is the same 4-skills TOEFL iBT test, but you’ll take it in two sessions. Watch the TOEFL iBT Paper Edition video.

  • Test sessions:
    • Reading, Listening, and Writing sections: on paper at a test center.
    • Speaking section: at home on your computer within 3 days after the paper sections. Your Speaking session will be monitored online by a human proctor.
  • Availability: Available in Colombia, India, Mexico and the United States. More countries will be added in the future.
  • Requirements: Make sure you meet the Environment and Equipment requirements for at home testing before you register.
  • Test day: Review On Test Day information for both at home testing and test center testing.
  • Dates: Offered one to two times a month. You'll need to register for two appointments: one at your local test center and the other at home.

Mainland China (not Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan)

To register in Mainland China, and for information, policies and procedures specific to this location, visit one of the sites below: