Candidate Regulations - Registration, Centres

Candidate Regulations

Candidate Regulations index

Before the examination

How to register

The examination timetable is published on our website approximately twelve months prior to each examination. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that they are aware of the correct date of the examination prior to registration and that they are able to attend all relevant examination sessions. IoLET does not accept responsibility for any timetable clashes.

To register, candidates must complete an exam entry form which can be downloaded from www.ciol.org.uk , or call +44 (0)20 7940 3127, or from examination centres.

Separate entry forms must be completed for multiple registrations. A candidate is only fully registered when the exam fee has been received and payment has cleared.

Once entries have been processed, Examination Centres will receive a Candidate Register which they must check to ensure all details are correct. In case of discrepancies, Examination Centres must contact IoLET immediately.

Candidates from Examination Centres liaise directly with their Examination Centres for registration or timetabling information.

IoLET accepts both postal and electronic registrations. Candidates attempting to register for examinations at IoLET offices are requested to complete the examination entry form in advance of arriving at IoLET. Candidates may leave entry cards and payment at the IoLET reception only after telephone /email consultation with, and approval from IoLET. Please refer to our website for specific closing dates for each qualification. IoLET is not obliged to accept late entries but may do so at their discretion.

Candidates are advised that individual Examination Centres may impose earlier deadlines.

Examination centres

It is the responsibility of individual candidates to locate courses and examination centres for the examinations, as IoLET can only supply limited information. Candidates will find centre and course listings on our website.

At the time of registration, candidates must indicate where they intend to sit the examination by giving the centre number on their examination entry form, together with a letter of confirmation from the examination centre (all details are obtainable from the centre). Examination entry forms received without a centre number and confirmation letter will not be processed.

Candidates who are not attending a recognised examination centre may register to sit the examination at the IoLET Open Centre in London. Contact the central registration department for further information. Candidates sitting at IoLET Open Centre do not require a letter of confirmation.

Candidates sitting examinations overseas are responsible for payment of local examination centre charges.

Examination centres – oral units

Candidates are advised that, if it is not possible to locate a complete team of assessors for a particular language/pathway to conduct the examination in the examination centre/area where they have registered, candidates will be automatically transferred to the IoLET Open Centre or the most suitable examination centre available. This may mean travelling a significant distance to another area. Candidates will be required to cover all additional travel/accommodation costs.

Once registered, candidates are unable to change their choice of examination centre.