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Work as IELTS Examiners

Trained and certificated examiners assess IELTS Writing and Speaking tests. These examiners are qualified and experienced English language specialists. What are the requirements to become an IELTS examiner?

IELTS examiner requirements

Each IELTS test centre is responsible for recruiting and training examiners. But, at the minimum, all new applicants must have:

  • An undergraduate degree or Master’s degree or qualification(s) that can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree or Master’s degree (three years’ full-time academic study. Or a minimum of one year’s full-time academic study in the case of a Master’s degree).

  • And a TEFL/TESOL qualification from a recognised institution (certificate level or above). Or a degree in education (if supported by an undergraduate degree which includes studies focused on the English Language).

  • Additionally, they must have substantial relevant teaching experience, the majority of which must relate to adult students (16 years and over).

A qualified examiner trainer must then approve the applicant. After approval, the applicant undertakes face-to-face training conducted by an accredited IELTS examiner trainer and a certification assessment.

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How do I become an IELTS Examiner?

Are you thinking about applying for a job as IELTS examiner? There are some important steps to become an IELTS examiner.

What is the application process for IELTS examiners?

All applicants to become an examiner must have the qualifications and experience outlined above. Shortlisted applicants are invited to interview. The applicant’s professional attributes and interpersonal skills are assessed at three stages in the recruitment process: application form, interview and training.

If you are interested in becoming an IELTS examiner, then please contact your local IELTS test centre. Please note: jobs as IELTS examiner are in high demand and not always available.