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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.

IELTS examiner requirements

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).

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

  • Expert English language proficiency (equivalent to IELTS Band 9)

Successful applicants will undertake training conducted by an accredited IELTS Examiner Trainer, and a certification assessment.

Speaking Examiners

  • All IELTS Speaking Examiners are recruited by test centres who manage the recruitment and training of Examiners as per their requirements.

  • Shortlisted applicants are invited to interview. An applicant’s professional attributes and interpersonal skills will be assessed during the recruitment process. Applicants must be approved by a qualified Examiner Trainer.

  • If you are interested in becoming a Speaking Examiner, and meet the requirements, you can contact your nearest test centre to see whether there are any opportunities.

Writing Examiners

  • All IDP IELTS Writing Examiners must reside in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or India. They work from home and form part of IDP’s Global Marking hubs.

  • Examiners residing in Australia, New Zealand, or Canada can email expressions of interest to

  • Examiners residing in India can email expressions of interest to