How to register

Step 1: Register Online

  • Use our exam registration platform
  • Select your preferred exam, location and date
  • Enter your personal details. Please do not use any diacritical marks upon registration, as they are not recognised by the online registration system
  • Pay online.

Once registered, you will receive an automatic reply called Application Summary. If you don't receive this email right after registering, please contact us immediately.

Please note: Exams will not appear here after the registration deadline has passed or if tests are already full. Also, please read our Terms and Conditions.
Find the complete list if all upcoming exam dates and registration periods.

Step 2: Pay for your exam

Important information! Cash and credit card payments are not accepted at the British Council premises.

You can pay the exam fee (within two working days of online registration):

  • online, with your Visa or Mastercard debit/ credit card. You can make your online payment at the end of the online registration. If you encounter any error when making the online payment, please send us a Print Screen and use the bank transfer payment method. Please note that you may be charged an exchange rate commission for the online payment due to the fact that the bank account used for income collection is in EUR. For more information, please contact the bank which issued your debit/credit card. The worldwide leader in online payments, Chase Paymentech from the USA, will ensure the security of all the online transactions via the British Council website. The company has been chosen after a rigorous selection process globally, so you can be sure that your payment is secure.
  • via bank transfer, from your own bank account to British Council Exams, CUI 9000000026598, IBAN RO88 CITI 0000 0008 2601 2196, account open at Citibank Europe plc, Dublin – Bucharest.

VERY IMPORTANT! Please make sure the candidate's name and the reference number generated by the online registration portal are mentioned on the payment order.

Once the payment is confirmed by the British Council you will receive an automatic email called ‘Summary and Payment’ within two working days. Please note that if the payment is not confirmed in due time your registration will be cancelled. 

If you intend to claim the value of the exam / course from your company please note that invoices are issued on request only and within 30 days from the payment date.

Step 3: Receive exam confirmation

You will receive an email from Cambridge Assessment English entitled Confirmation of Entry containing information about all exam papers (dates, times and locations). This email will be sent approximately two weeks before your first Test Date - please contact us if you have not received this information at least 7 days before the beginning of the Speaking window.

YLE examinations only 

  • Candidates receive by email from British Council the schedule, rules and regulations of the exam (all papers are set to take place on the same date). The email will be sent approximately one week before the exam date announced in the official calendar at Dates, fees and locations

Special arrangements

Special arrangements can be provided for Cambridge English candidates. Find out how we can facilitate your special arrangements.

Please note that you need to send us a medical certificate issued within the last two years and a written request stating your requirements upon registration.