OET (Occupational English Test) exams

Occupational English Test

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.

For detailed information about the test, go to: 

Contact us: oet@ihlondon.com

Who is OET for?

OET tests health practitioners from the following 12 professions:

Dentistry Occupational Therapy Podiatry
Dietetics Optometry Radiography
Medicine Pharmacy Speech Pathology
Nursing Physiotherapy Veterinary Science

How to book your OET exam

You can apply and pay for the test online three or more weeks before your selected test date at www.occupationalenglishtest.org

OET is available monthly, up to 12 times per year. For up to date details on test dates, go to: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/test-dates-locations/

OET exam dates and deadlines

11 February 2018 21 January 2018 5 March 2018
10 March 2018 18 February 2018 6 April 2018
14 April 2018 25 March 2018 9 May 2018
19 May 2018 29 April 2018 12 June 2018
16 June 2018 27 May 2018 9 July 2018
14 July 2018 24 June 2018 6 August 2018 
11 August 2018 22 July 2018 3 September 2018
9 September 2018 19 August 2018 2 October 2018
6 October 2018 16 September 2018 29 October 2018
3 November 2018 14 October 2018 27 November 2018
2 December 2018 11 November 2018 24 December 2018

OET test venues



Preparing for your OET exam

OET’s Preparation Portal contains a range of preparation materials, many of which are free of charge. To see the OET Preparation Portal, go to https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/preparation-portal/oet-masterclass/

OET exam day

Test day format

The three written tests will take approximately 3 hours. In addition, a 20 minute speaking test is also scheduled on the same day. For more detail on the test day format, go to: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/

Arrival time

You need to arrive at 8am and the first test starts at 9am

Your OET results

Results are published online 16 days after the test and candidates are provided with login details to access a secure system to view their results, which are also sent by post.