TOEFL iBT® Test Day Information

TOEFL iBT® Test Day Information

What to expect on TOEFL iBT® test day

TOEFL iBT® (internet-based test) is taken at a secure test centre, where you will need to show your ID, check in with the test administrator, and sit your test in a secure room. You will have to:

  1. Show an ETS-approved form of identification (ID) that contains a photograph and signature. 
  2. Provide voice and signature samples.
  3. Have your photo taken. This will be displayed at your computer station and embedded into your paper score report.

Arrival time

Please arrive at the test centre at least 30 minutes before your test start time. If you’re late, you will not be able to take the test.

How long is the test?

The entire test is given in half a day, unlike other tests that make you stay the full day or come back a second day. Total length of the test is 2 hours.

Identification (ID)

You will need to show an ETS-approved form of identification that contains a photograph and signature. To see what valid identification you can bring, click here. If you are not testing in your country of citizenship, your ID must be a valid passport.

If you do not bring valid and acceptable ID, or if the name on your ID does not exactly match the name on your registration, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded. To learn more about identification requirements visit TOEFL®.

What can I bring into the test room?

  • Valid passport or ID

What can’t I bring into the test room?

  • Digital devices (mobile phones, iPods, digital watches, etc.)
  • Analogue watch
  • Wallets and keys
  • Jackets, hoodies, scarves, gloves
  • Baseball caps, beanies, hats or hoods
  • Cases for pens or glasses
  • Pieces of paper
  • Highlighters, rulers and correction fluid
  • Food or drink of any kind

All electronic devices (mobile phone, smart watch, tablet, laptop) must be switched off during the test. Please make sure you know how to switch them off before you arrive at the test centre.


Navitas English Test Centre (NETC) will provide a locker to store your belongings for the duration of your TOEFL iBT® test; however, NETC is not responsible for any loss or damages. We highly recommend leaving valuables at home.

Illness, cancellations and transfers

Courses are delivered by Navitas English (Navitas English Services Pty Ltd ACN 002 069 730), CRICOS Provider Code 00289M; Courses in Victoria are delivered by Hawthorn-Melbourne (Hawthorn Learning Pty Ltd ACN 124 208 171) CRICOS Provider Code 02931G. TOEFL® and TOEFL iBT® are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries.