OET will be delivered in 22 countries for the 11 July test.
The health and safety of our candidates, test venue staff and employees is of the utmost importance and at the forefront of all our decision-making as to whether we proceed with testing in various locations, along with government restrictions and regulations. Find out more about our Covid-19-compliant testing protocols.
OET Testing Suspension
Please refer to the table below for test venues that are currently impacted by Covid-19 and where testing is suspended. We will continue to share updates with you on this page, but as the situation is constantly changing, we also ask that you please check your email regularly for any OET communications.
|Location||Test Venue||Affected test dates|
|Argentina, Cordoba||Academia Arguello SA||24-Jul-20|
|Australia, Armidale||University of New England||11-Jul-20|
|Australia, Maroochydore||Lexis English||25-Jul-20|
|Australia, Melbourne||Discover English||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|Australia, Melbourne||Greenwich English College, Melbourne||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|Australia, Melbourne||Lawson College Australia||25-Jul-20|
|Bangladesh, Dhaka||Futureed Corporation Limited||11-Jul-20|
|Egypt, Alexandria||IEC - AASTMT - Alexandria||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|Egypt, Smart Village||IEC - AASTMT - Smart Village||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Ahmedabad||Planet EDU, Ahmedabad||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Amritsar||Planet EDU, Amritsar||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Bangalore||PEAR Academy Bangalore||11-Jul-20|
|India, Bangalore||Planet EDU, Bangalore||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Chandigarh||Planet EDU, Chandigarh||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Chennai||Ebek Chennai||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Chennai||Planet EDU, Chennai||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Coimbatore||PeopleEnglish Coimbatore||11-Jul-20|
|India, Coimbatore||Planet EDU, Coimbatore||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Hyderabad||Planet EDU, Hyderabad||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Kerala, Ernakulum||Cambridge University Press India - Ernakulum||11-Jul-20|
|India, Kerala, Kollam||Cambridge University Press India - Kollam||11-Jul-20|
|India, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram||Planet EDU, Thiruvananthapuram||11-Jul-20|
|India, Kerala, Trivandrum||Cambridge University Press India Private Limited – Trivandrum||11-Jul-20|
|India, Kolkata||Planet EDU, Kolkata||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, Mumbai||Planet EDU, Mumbai||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|India, New Delhi||Planet EDU, New Delhi||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|Ireland, Dublin||Exam Centre of Ireland||11-Jul-20|
|Italy, Pisa||British School Pisa||11-Jul-20|
|KSA, Jeddah||Dar Al Hekma Univeristy South Campus||11-Jul-20|
|KSA, Jeddah||Dar al Hekma University - North Campus||11-Jul-20|
|Nigeria, Lagos||International House Trust Assessment, Nigeria (Lagos)||11-Jul-20|
|Oman, Muscat||Polyglot Institute||11-Jul-20|
|Pakistan||All Test Venues||11-Jul-20|
|Philippines, Cebu||ACE, Cebu||11-Jul-20|
|Philippines, Makati||ACE, Makati||11-Jul-20|
|Philippines, Mandaue||ICSEC Kaplan, Cebu||11-Jul-20|
|Philippines, Manila||ICSEC Kaplan, Manila||11-Jul-20|
|Philippines, Quezon City||ICSEC Kaplan, Quezon City||11-Jul-20|
|Philippines, San Juan||ICSEC Kaplan, San Juan||11-Jul-20|
|South Africa, Cape Town||IH Cape Town Language Institute||11-Jul-20|
|South Africa, Durban||High Stakes Assessment||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|South Africa, Johannesburg||International House Johannesburg||11-Jul-20|
|UAE, Dubai||Polyskills-International House Dubai||11-Jul-20|
|UK, Birmingham||International House London Birmingham||11-Jul-20|
|UK, Brighton||Medical English Plus||11-Jul-20|
|UK, Cardiff||Celtic English Academy, Cardiff||11-Jul-20|
|UK, Edinburgh||International House London Edinburgh||11-Jul-20|
|UK, Glasgow||Live Language||11-Jul-20|
|UK, Leicester||Leicester College||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|UK, Liverpool||University of Liverpool English Language Centre||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|UK, London||Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College||11-Jul-20|
|UK, London||Eurocentres London Central||11-Jul-20|
|UK, Portsmouth||LSI Portsmouth||11 July 2020 and 25 July 2020|
|UK, Torquay||Kaplan International English Torquay||11 July 2020, 8 August 2020 and 22 August 2020|
|USA, New York||Rennert International Manhattan||10-Jul-20|
|USA, San Diego||Oxford International San Diego||10-Jul-20|
All affected candidates are being advised by email as soon as a decision regarding their test venue is made.
Due to many countries imposing travel bans, if you will be travelling to attend your test in another country or city, please check beforehand with the relevant authority if any bans are in place.
Have a question? Read our FAQs below.
We will contact you directly by email if your test has been cancelled. If you haven’t heard from us, that means your test is going ahead as scheduled.
In case we do need to contact you, please ensure your myOET profile includes your correct email address.
You can see which tests have been cancelled in the table towards the top of this page.
If your test date was cancelled due to Covid-19, you will be able to select a FREE deferral to the test date of your choice in 2020.
To defer your test/ change your deferral:
- Login to your myOET candidate profile
- Click the small arrow in the Action column under My Applications
- Click Defer
Please note that if a particular date is not showing at your venue, it is either full or not running the test on that date.
If you made your test booking as part of a group, you will not be able to defer yourself; please be advised to wait for an email from us for assistance with your free deferral.
You can defer your current test date to another test date through your myOET account. You will not be charged a deferral fee but you will need to defer your test booking before your current test day begins.
To defer your test/change your venue:
– Log in to your myOET candidate profile
– Click the small arrow in the Action column under My Applications
– Click Defer
– Choose your new test date and/or venue
Only available test dates and venues will appear during this process. If your desired test is not appearing, it means it is not available.
Please contact us and we will defer your test booking to one of the next two available test dates, depending on capacity. You will not be charged a deferral fee.
Please note that this a temporary policy change due to the uncertainty and disruption caused by Covid-19 worldwide.
My test is going ahead even though the government strongly recommends that no mass gatherings occur. What happens if I want to cancel in this situation?
We are happy to offer you a free deferral or a full refund if you request this.
We will defer your application for free.
We have advised all of our test venues that if they want you to wear a mask, they need to send you advance notice of this.
If you do not want to wear a mask or cannot get a mask on time, your test venue must meet the cost of your test resit UNLESS it is a government requirement that masks be worn at mass gatherings.
Please note that:
- You must remove the mask at all identification verification points during test day
- Venue staff may check the mask being worn and any spare masks brought by you at any time, as required
- You cannot take spare masks into the test room
- The mask you wear must not make it difficult for you to be heard clearly during the Speaking sub-test.
You may wear a mask as long as:
- You remove the mask at all identification verification points during the test day
- You allow venue staff to check the mask being worn and any spare masks you bring at any time as required
- You can be heard clearly during the Speaking sub-test.
No, there will be no delay to your test results. All results will come out as per usual on the scheduled results published date.
What should I do if I took OET before September 2018 and need an additional copy of my Statement of Results (SOR)?
Given the current Covid-19 situation, we are unable to process SOR orders as our printing services have been suspended until further notice. Kindly advise the contact person from your regulatory authority to email us at [email protected] so we can confirm your results and candidate details via email.
If you have already placed an order, please contact us and we will refund your fees.
Please note we do not email results under any circumstances.