Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sort of test is the JLPT?

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test is held in Japan and abroad to evaluate and certify Japanese-language proficiency of non-native speakers.

Q: Are there any special qualifications needed to take the JLPT?

The JLPT is open to all non-native Japanese speakers. Eligibility extends to holders of Japanese citizenship. There are no age restrictions for the JLPT.

Q: Which JLPT test should I do?

If you want to know which of the JPLT's you should register for, you can take a sample test for each level to establish which test you should take.

Q: I have a physical disability. Can I take the JLPT?

Yes, you can. We make special testing accommodations for examinees with disabilities. Please inquire at the institution conducting the test in the country/area where you plan to take it. Those who would like to make special testing accommodations need to submit "Request Form for Special Testing Accommodations" along with their application form upon registration.

Q: How often is the JLPT going to be administered?

Twice yearly, in July and December. Outside Japan, the test may be held only in July or December in some cities. Please check "List of Overseas Test Site Cities and Local Host Institutions" for the test schedule in your city.

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Q: How Long Does It Take To Approve My Account?

How Long Does It Take To Approve My Account?

It typically takes 2 business days to approve an account. Within this time frame, should you not see an approval notice, it indicates that either we have asked you for additional information to approve your account, or worse, the application was declined.