Register for PTE Academic  

PTE Academic is delivered through Pearson's global network of test centers operated by Pearson VUE. Registration for the test is online, on the Pearson VUE website.

Before registering please take a moment to read through the following and then click on the register button at the bottom of this page:

Read the Test Taker Handbook
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It is important that you pay attention to the PTE Academic Test Taker Rules Agreement which can be found on pages 20 and 21 of the handbook. You must agree with the terms and conditions when you book a test.

Make sure you have acceptable ID
Your ID should be your passport which you will need to bring with you on the day of your test. Make sure it has not expired.

If you do not have your passport due to a visa application you must ask for it to be returned so you can take it with you on the day of your test.

Depending on your country of citizenship and where you wish to take the test it may be possible to use a different form of government issued national ID. Exceptions are listed on pages 10 and 11 of the Test Taker Handbook.

If you do not bring acceptable ID to the test center you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your test fee. If you are worried that you may not be able to meet the ID requirements on test day, please contact Pearson Customer Service for advice.

Make sure you register your name and date of birth correctly
When you register, please enter your first/given name and last/family name and date of birth exactly as they appear on your passport. If your name and date of birth do not match your passport you may be refused entry to the test center and will lose your test fee.
If you are aged 16 or 17
You will need signed permission from your parent or guardian before you can take the test. Register your details online then download the parental consent form and follow the instructions on the second page: PTE Academic Parental Consent Form. You can find the form in Chinese here.
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