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

 

 Taking the JLPT in the United States

THE 2014 JLPT WILL BE GIVEN ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7.

*** REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 JLPT HAS CLOSED. Vouchers and detailed information about the test sites will be mailed in early November to everyone who has registered. ***

Test Sites

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

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

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.

The test takes between 3 and 4 hours, and usually takes place in the afternoon. Detailed directions will be sent by mail in November, and will also be posted here.

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If you are registered for the test, you can go back to the registration site if necessary. 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 or to check your test scores online afterwards.

The test takes between 3 and 4 hours, and usually takes place in the afternoon. Detailed directions for each test site will be sent by mail to test takers in November, and will also be posted here.

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