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Becoming a centre requires a commitment to achieving and maintaining the high standards which have made Cambridge English exams famous around the world.
Becoming a centre requires a number of pre-approval checks, and successful applicants pay a fee for being approved as a centre.
If there is no authorised exam centre near you, and you are interested in applying, we will consider your application in line with our business strategy, existing provision and local conditions.
Before you apply, please check that you can answer these questions:
If you wish to enquire about becoming a centre, please complete our online enquiry form.
Since 2005 we have offered computer-based exam versions of many of our traditional paper-based exams. As leaders in the field of language assessment we are continually developing computer-based exams that ensure that we are at the cutting edge of technological developments.
Connect Plus – delivering computer-based testing
Connect Plus, our new software, supports the delivery of our range of exams. Connect Plus is a system that offers the following:
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Contact the Cambridge Assessment English Helpdesk for more information about what you need to get started with computer-based testing. Your local development manager will be able to help you throughout the registration process, give you details on any requirements and answer any other questions you may have regarding computer-based testing.
Over the last five years we have invited our top-performing centres to be part of our Platinum Centre Scheme. Platinum Centres have access to special benefits, including visits to Cambridge for administrative staff, invigilator, customer service, sales and marketing training and free seminar resources.
We are currently reviewing the scheme to ensure that the benefits offered continue to ensure that our centres represent excellence in quality of exam delivery and customer service standards. While this review is being undertaken we are not expanding our current Platinum Centre Network.
We welcome applications from institutions with a commitment to providing quality teacher training in language teaching. Institutions applying to run courses need to have been operating as an English language centre/department for at least three years and must be accredited by the relevant local accreditation agency.
The initial step in the application process involves matching your institution against the key features of the relevant Teaching Award. Before contacting your local office, we strongly advise you to read through the syllabus handbook and information provided in the Teaching Qualifications area (in English).
If you wish to enquire about becoming a Teaching qualification centre, please complete our online enquiry form.
There are some great benefits of becoming a Cambridge English Preparation Centre. Learn more about how your school can benefit and how you can apply to join our network of more 52,000 registered schools around the world.
Become a Cambridge English Preparation Centre
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is owned, developed and delivered through a partnership of the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. The network of IELTS centres is administered by the British Council and IDP Australia.
Institutions interested in applying to offer IELTS should contact either the British Council or IDP Education Australia directly:
Visit www.britishcouncil.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDP Education Australia
Visit www.idp.com or email: email@example.com
For more information, visit the IELTS website
Linguaskill agents, also known as channel partners, run and administer the Linguaskill tests, and establish and maintain contacts with companies, organisations and training providers. To apply you need to complete our online enquiry form.
Find out more about becoming a Linguaskill agent.
More and more people take Cambridge English exams to access life opportunities, such as employment, immigration or entry to higher education. Governments, employers, education institutions and other organisations therefore need to be able to trust the reliability and quality of our exams.
By observing our administration regulations, Cambridge English examination centres preserve that trust.
Detailed training and information is available to ensure centres are kept up to date on administering our exams and to explain why certain regulations are important to security. For example:
In addition to our own inspections, carried out to check that regulations described in our Handbook for Centres are being adhered to, external organisations such as Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) also reserve the right to perform their own inspections of Cambridge English exam centres.