Do not waste your money or risk your future by attempting to cheat.
Do not trust anyone trying to sell IELTS results.
A strict set of protocols is in place to safeguard every aspect of the IELTS test, including:
This multi-layered approach to test security also includes a probity process for prospective test centres and strict protocols surrounding test centre operations and audits.
The IELTS partners also work closely with relevant authorities worldwide, including migration and law enforcement agencies, to detect, prevent, and, where appropriate, prosecute any cheating or fraud attempt in accordance with local legislation.
Organisations which use IELTS are strongly encouraged to verify every result presented to them as an additional safeguard against fraudulent documents. They can do this quickly and easily by using the online IELTS test results verification service, which cross checks the information on the form against the IELTS database. The form itself has many security features, including security-enhanced paper, authenticated by an IELTS validation stamp, and a high-resolution photograph of the test taker.
Where organisations find that a result presented to them does not match the result stored by the verification service, they are advised to contact the IELTS partners so that the matter can be investigated.
Reach out to new prospective test takers by listing your minimum IELTS score requirements on this site.
Guidance to help you set appropriate IELTS score requirements for your organisation.
An overview of some of the key features of IELTS and how they contribute to reliable, relevant and fair language assessment.