Registering for your IELTS Exam


Before you register, please read this important IELTS Information.

We recommend you register for an IELTS exam as early as possible to make sure you get your preferred date.

Registering for the test is easy and can be done completely online. We offer multiple test dates every week for your convenience. Use our calendar to choose the test date that suits you best.


Online Registration is easy. Just follow these steps:


Step 1 : Use our calendar to find your preferred date. Then complete the online application form. You can choose to do the IELTS test on either paper or computer, depending on your preference. You can also upload a copy of your ID document at this stage. British Council only accept valid passports or EU National Identity Cards.




Step 2 : Make your payment for the test fee of €200. This can be done online. Alternatively you can send a cheque or postal order (from Irish banks or institutions only) made payable to Centre of English Studies or come to our city centre office in person and pay by cash or credit/debit card. Our office is 31 Dame Street, Dublin 2.


Pay Online


Step 3 : If you did not upload it when you registered online, email a scanned copy of your valid passport or EU National Identity card to [email protected] . Remember, you must bring this ID document on the day of the test. Alternatively, you can post a photocopy of the identity document you will use on the test day.


Email Us


For photocopies, please include a print- out of the email confirmation of your online registration and post or drop in to:

Examinations Manager, Centre of English Studies, 31, Dame Street, Dublin 2, (Ireland)


Step 4 : Once we have received the payment and documents, we will send you a confirmation email. Please note that it can take up to one week to process your application. Approximately one week before the test date, we will send a second email with all test times and information you need.

Test Dates

Note :  The speaking test can take place within 7 days before or 7 days after the main test date. If you have a special request – such as a speaking test on the main test day – please contact the office at least 10 days in advance of your exam. Although we will do our best to accommodate you, we cannot guarantee that we can schedule a speaking test at your preferred time.


Note: Please check your email inbox and junk mail inbox regularly. You may also wish to list our email address [email protected] as ‘not junk mail’ or ‘safe’ in your email provider’s settings.

IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills Exams

For those who need to take IELTS for a UK visa, CES Dublin is the venue for these exams in Ireland. However, please note that registration and payment for IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills exams must be done online directly with the British Council. For information on these tests and how to register, please click here.

IELTS is not recommended for under 16’s. If the applicant is under 16, please contact the test centre separately for a consent form. Failure to do so may result in an application being rejected