IELTS is globally recognized as proof of English language proficiency.

What is a Recognizing Organization (RO)?

A Recognizing Organization (RO) is any organization which accepts IELTS scores. Organizations which provide third party services to clients such as education, recruitment, travel, legal or migration services are not considered ROs.

You have two options for becoming an IELTS RO:


Postal ROs receive original copies of paper results via regular mail or secure courier.


Postal ROs can also subscribe to the IELTS Online Verification (OV) Service to verify copies of candidates’ Test Report Forms (TRF) with the central IELTS system for validity and authenticity.


STED ROs benefit from paperless, electronic delivery of candidates’ results.

Features and Benefits for Recognizing Organizations (ROs)

Features and Benefits
Receive secure and genuine IELTS resultsYesYes
Access to support for result-related issuesYes
Online IELTS results verificationYesYes
No storage/admin requirements for handling paper resultsYes
Time-saving bulk results downloadsYes
Instant and secure access to genuine IELTS resultsYes



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Check test results, individually or in batches, with the free IELTS Results Verification Service.

IELTS Test Format

More than 10,000 institutions and organizations worldwide accept IELTS results. Candidates have a choice of two versions of the IELTS exam, the IELTS Academic exam and IELTS General Training exam.

IELTS for Organizations

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IELTS is recognized and trusted by individuals and organizations worldwide for its fairness, reliability and high quality standards. Learn more about the key features of IELTS and how they contribute to reliable, relevant and fair language assessment.
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