Taking the JLPT in the United States

Registration for the 2017 JLPT opens August 28.

2017 JLPT Information

The 2017 Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be given on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Registration will open on August 28 and close on September 29; the link to online registration will be activated here on August 28.

JLPT Test Sites

The 2017 JLPT will be held in 17 cities across the United States. (The Test Site Information files linked below provide detailed information on the location and time schedule at each test site for *last year's test*, for reference. They will be updated in September for the 2017 test.)

Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2016 Test Site Information
Atlanta, GA Georgia State University 2016 Test Site Information
Boston, MA Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2016 Test Site Information
Boulder, CO University of Colorado, Boulder 2016 Test Site Information
Chicago, IL De Paul University, Lincoln Park Campus 2016 Test Site Information
Columbus, OH The Ohio State University 2016 Test Site Information
Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 2016 Test Site Information
Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii at Manoa 2016 Test Site Information
Houston, TX Rice University 2016 Test Site Information
Los Angeles, CA California State University, Los Angeles 2016 Test Site Information
Miami, FL Florida International University 2016 Test Site Information
New York, NY Lehman College, The City University of New York 2016 Test Site Information
Philadelphia, PA Villanova University 2016 Test Site Information
Portland, OR Portland State University NEW SITE IN 2017
San Francisco, CA San Francisco State University 2016 Test Site Information
Seattle, WA University of Washington 2016 Test Site Information
Washington, DC Georgetown University 2016 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)

Download a poster for the 2017 JLPT
Download a brochure for the 2017 JLPT


Registering by Mail Using a Paper Form

If you wish to register using a paper form, rather than online, please download and read the Registration Book. Then download a registration form using one of the links below, complete it, and mail it to the AATJ office. The Fillable Registration Form can be filled out on your computer; the Paper Form must be printed and filled out with a pen.

Please note that paper registration forms must arrive at the AATJ office by October 3, 2016.

Registration Book

Fillable Registration Form

Paper Registration Form

Test Rules and Policies

Please read the Test Rules and Policies before completing your paper registration form. 

JLPT Rules and Policies

Requesting Special Accommodations

If you have a disability and would like to request special accommodations at the test site, please download and complete a Special Arrangements Request Form and mail it so that it arrives at the AATJ office by SEPTEMBER 29, 2017. All decisions about special accommodations will be made by the JLPT Administration Committee, and you will be notified of the decision in early November. (PLEASE NOTE: This deadline is earlier than the deadline for test registration, because of requirements at the test headquarters in Japan. If you request special accommodations after September 30, we cannot guarantee that your request will be honored.)

Special Accommodations Request Form

Instructions for Requesting Special Accommodations

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 September 29, 2017.

Minor Consent Form