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


 Taking the JLPT in the United States

Register Online
Register by Mail
Request Special Accommodations
Minor Consent Form (Washington, DC)


*** Online registration for the 2014 JLPT will close at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on October 3, 2014.***

Packets containing paper registration forms and instructions are available now, for those who prefer to register by mail. Please see "Register by Mail" below.

Test Sites

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

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.


Register Online

To register online, click on the link below to access the JLPT Online Registration System. You will be able to create an account, select a test site and test level, answer a few questions about your interest and background in Japanese language study, and pay the test fee. You will need a credit card (Visa of MasterCard) to pay the fee online.

Click here to register for the 2014 JLPT

You can change your test site and test level until October 3, when the registration period ends; no changes can be made after that date. No refunds, rain checks, or transfers to a different test site can be made after October 3.

Please make a note of the password that you create so that you can go back to the registration site if necessary. The account that you create 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 check your test scores online afterwards.

Register by Mail

To register by mail, a paper application form must be sent by mail, along with a check or money order for payment (payble to JLPT Administration Committee) to AATJ, 1424 Broadway, UCB 366, Boulder, CO 80309. All applications must be received by October 3, 2014 (no faxes, emails, or postmarks). Anything received after the deadline will be returned to the sender. The registration forms can be downloaded by clicking the links below, or you can contact the AATJ office by phone (303-492-5487) or email (jlpt@aatj.org) and ask us to send the forms to you by mail.

Registration Forms and Rules
Fillable Registration Form
Registration Booklet with Form
JLPT Rules and Policies

Request Special Accommodations

If you have a disability and would like to request special arrangements at the test site, please complete the following form and mail it so that it arrives at the AATJ office by October 3, 2014. All decisions about special accommodations will be made by the JLPT Administration Committee, and you will be notified of the decision in early November.
Special Arrangements Request Form
Instructions for Requesting Special Arrangements

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