Japanese-Language Proficiency Test: Taking the 2014 JLPT in the United States


 Taking the JLPT in the United States


*** A packet containing a test admission voucher and detailed information about the test site was mailed on November 10 to everyone who has registered. ***

Directions and detailed information for each site can be downloaded by clicking on the links in the list below. Your voucher can be downloaded and printed from the registration website; you will need to log in with the password you created when you registered for the test.

Test Sites

The 2014 JLPT will be held in 15 cities across the United States. (*: New sites in 2014.) .

Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2014 Test Site Information
Atlanta, GA Georgia State University 2014 Test Site Information
Boston, MA Northeastern University 2014 Test Site Information
* Boulder, CO University of Colorado, Boulder 2014 Test Site Information
Chicago, IL De Paul University, Lincoln Park Campus 2014 Test Site Information
* Columbus, OH The Ohio State University 2014 Test Site Information
Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 2014 Test Site Information
Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014 Test Site Information
Houston, TX Rice University 2014 Test Site Information
Los Angeles, CA California State University, Los Angeles 2014 Test Site Information
New York, NY Lehman College, The City University of New York 2014 Test Site Information
Philadelphia, PA Villanova University 2014 Test Site Information
San Francisco, CA San Francisco State University 2014 Test Site Information
Seattle, WA University of Washington 2014 Test Site Information
Washington, DC Georgetown University 2014 Test Site Information

Registration Fees

Test Level Test Fee PDF Describing Each Test Level
N1 - Most Difficult $60.00 N1 (PDF)
N2 $60.00 N2 (PDF)
N3 - Medium Difficulty $50.00 N3 (PDF)
N4 $50.00 N4 (PDF)
N5 - Least Difficult $50.00 N5 (PDF)

Note: Test fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No test site or test level can be changed after the registration period ends.


If you are registered for the test, the account that you created online will be available until March 31, 2015; you will be able to log in again as many times as you wish until that date - to update your mailing address before the test, download your test admission voucher, or check your test scores online afterwards. The registration site is at https://jlpt.jflalc.org.

The test typically starts around noon, and takes between 3 and 4 hours. Detailed directions for each test site were mailed to test takers on November 10, and are also posted next to the name of the test site in the table above.

Test Rules and Policies

JLPT Rules and Policies

Minor Consent Form (Washington, DC, Test Site Only)

The form below must be completed for any minor (under 18 years of age) who is registering to take the JLPT in Washington, DC. Parents: Please complete the form and mail or fax it to the test headquarters (AATJ, 1424 Broadway, UCB 366, Boulder, CO 80309; fax 303-492-5856) by October 3, 2014.

Minor Consent Form