GMC Registration

Booking your English language test

How to book your English language test and where to find details of the OET and IELTS locations and dates.




Where can I take the OET?

The OET is available in two different delivery modes at present:

  • on paper at a test venue
  • on computer at a test venue (the same test but on computer)

To view the list of countries where you can take the OET, and the details of the venues in each country, click here.

OET dates

  • To view the OET 2021 test dates, click here.
  • To view the OET 2021 test dates for the Americas Region, click here.

To look at the test dates and details for each specific country, click here and select the country that you would like to view.

OET fees

The OET is $587 AUD (circa £330). There is a currency converter on this page of the OET website.

Booking the OET

Prior to booking your OET, you should:

What you’ll need to book your OET:

  • a credit card or payment details
  • a digital passport photo (Photo ID guidelines can be found here)
  • your identification document

To book your OET, register or login here.


Where can I take the IELTS?

IELTS can be taken on paper or computer in over 140 countries across the globe (with over 1,600 locations available).

  • To find details of the test locations, click here.
  • To view a list of the locations where the computer-delivered IELTS can be taken, click here.

Note that doctors wanting to register with the General Medical Council must take the Academic version of the IELTS examination.

IELTS fees

IELTS Academic and General Training is £195 (this may vary depending on location).

Booking the IELTS

1) Find your nearest IELTS test location.

2) Register for your IELTS test

You can register and pay online or download an application form to print, complete and submit to your local test centre.

3) Once your application has been processed, the centre will send you a written confirmation of the date and time of your test. The Speaking and Writing tests typically take place on the same day.  If this is not possible, the tests will take place within seven days of each other.

For further information, contact your local IELTS test centre or download our Information for Candidates booklet.

If you’re interested in working in the UK and would like to discuss the positions available in your specialty, and how we can assist you, please contact our team.