OET Exam FAQs (for when you’re ready to take your test!)

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Prepare for your OET exam

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Prepare for your OET Exam

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Find all the important information you need to prepare for your Occupational English Test exam here!

Where can I take the OET exam?

Although CELT is the only Premium Preparation Provider in Wales, there are many venues in the UK that host the exam including Cardiff, London and 18 other major cities across the UK.

And because OET is a global exam, there are test centres in many different countries with new test centres opening all the time.

UK Locations
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Chelmsford
  • East Budleigh
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • London
  • Londonderry
  • Manchester
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Torquay- Devon
  • Worcester

For more information on test locations click here.

When can I take the exam?

There are test dates in Cardiff at least once a month. However, check the exam application closing date to make sure that you can register for the dates you want.

Here are the dates that have been published so far in 2020 (correct as of February 2020):


Saturday 7 March 2020
Applications closed

Saturday 21 March 2020
Applications open: 11 Dec to 24 Feb

Saturday 4 April 2020
Applications open: 18 Dec to 9 Mar

Sunday 19 April 2020
Applications open: 8 Jan to 24 Mar

For a full list of dates, click here.

How do I book my exam?

To book your exam you will need:

  • Credit card or payment details
  • Digital passport photo
  • Identification document

Visit the official OET website to apply for an exam.

How long will it take to get my results?

You will be able to see your test scores on your online profile on the official OET website 3 weeks after the test.

What will my results look like?

Your Statement of Results will show your score for each of the four sub-tests, on a scale from 0 to 500.

Top tip:

Remember to check with your professional body what scores you need and whether you can combine the results of two tests for professional recognition.

Results Table

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Preparing for your OET exam:

There are a variety of options available to help you prepare for your exam.

There is lots of free content available on the Occupational English Test’s website such as sample tests and a Start for Success package which includes videos, lessons, sample answers and guides.

If you are looking for additional tuition, we offer a range of courses to suit your needs.

Did you know:

CELT is the only Premium Provider in Wales and only one of three providers worldwide endorsed as a Premium Provider for OET Nursing AND OET Medicine, so you will be in the best hands.

Check out our courses below:

Group Course

This face-to-face classroom option is suitable for nurses and doctors who would like an overview of the test strategies and techniques needed for success in all parts of the exam listening, reading, writing and speaking) and who need help to increase their chances of test success.

Our next group courses are running on the following dates:

16 – 20 March 2020

27 April – 01 May 2020

08 – 12 June 2020

21 – 25 September 2020

02 – 06 November 2020


The online course is dynamic and interactive, with multiple activities, video and audio inputs, tips and ideas from healthcare experts and lots of test practice.


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This face-to-face classroom option is suitable for nurses and doctors who have specific, individual needs and weaknesses in one or more areas.

Writing Correction

Suitable for nurses and doctors who have specific, individual needs and weaknesses in the writing sub-test.

To speak to us about preparing for your OET exam, call us on +4429 2033 9290 or WhatsApp +44 7467 484069

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