Taking the JLPT in the United States

Registration for the 2018 JLPT opens August 27.

2018 JLPT Information

The next chance to take the JLPT in the U.S. will be Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Registration for the 2018 JLPT will open on MONDAY, AUGUST 27 and will close on MONDAY, OCTOBER 1. Further details on registration will be published in July 2018.

JLPT Test Sites

The 2018 JLPT will be held in 18 cities across the United States. The Test Site Information files linked below provide detailed information on the location and time schedule **FOR 2017** (last year) at each test site.

TEST SITE (CITY) LOCATION TEST SITE INFORMATION
(Directions and test times)
Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2017 Test Site Information
Atlanta, GA Georgia State University 2017 Test Site Information
Boston, MA Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2017 Test Site Information
Boulder, CO University of Colorado, Boulder 2017 Test Site Information
Chicago, IL De Paul University, Lincoln Park Campus 2017 Test Site Information
Columbus, OH The Ohio State University 2017 Test Site Information
Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 2017 Test Site Information
Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii at Manoa 2017 Test Site Information
Houston, TX Rice University 2017 Test Site Information
Los Angeles, CA California State University, Los Angeles 2017 Test Site Information
Miami, FL Florida International University 2017 Test Site Information
New York, NY Lehman College, The City University of New York 2017 Test Site Information
Newark, NJ Seton Hall University NEW TEST SITE IN 2018
Philadelphia, PA Villanova University 2017 Test Site Information
Portland, OR Portland State University 2017 Test Site Information
San Francisco, CA San Francisco State University 2017 Test Site Information
Seattle, WA University of Washington 2017 Test Site Information
Washington, DC Georgetown University 2017 Test Site Information

 

JLPT Registration Fees and Details about Each Test Level

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

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Test Rules and Policies

Please read the Test Rules and Policies. 

JLPT Rules and Policies