When and how do I receive test results?
A Score Report will be mailed to all examinees. In Japan, Score Reports for the July test will be sent in early September and Score Reports for the December test will be sent in early February. To examinees outside of Japan, Score Reports will be sent via local host institutions, and examinees will receive a report for the July test in early October and a report for the December test in early March. If you do not receive a report by the end of the scheduled month, please contact the local institution in the city where you took the test.
Can I receive the test results by e-mail or over the phone?
No, you cannot. We cannot respond to any inquiries regarding the test results via telephone or e-mail for any reason.
There is a mistake in my Score Report/Certificate of Proficiency.
Procedures for reissuing a Score Report or Certificate of Proficiency due to mistakes in name or date of birth vary by the country/area in which you have taken the test. If you took the test in Japan, please inquire at JLPT Application Center, and if you took the test outside Japan, please inquire at the local host institution of the city in which you took the test or the Japan Foundation.■Japan
- JLPT Application Center
- Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30-17:30
- Tel: 03-6686-2974 Fax: 03-6845-2544
■OverseasPlease submit your request to the Japan Foundation or local host institution where you have taken the test.
Requesting the Japan Foundation for Certificate Reissuance
Please send the request by the application form below.
Does the JLPT certificate expire at some point?
The JLPT certificate never expires. Results of the old test through 2009 also continue to be valid. However, companies and educational institutions that refer to test results sometimes set a time limit on the certificate. Please inquire at individual companies and educational institutions, as necessary.
I have lost my Score Report/Certificate of Proficiency.
They cannot be reissued, but as a replacement, “Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Certificate of Result and Scores” can be issued. Please see “Certificate Issuance” for how to apply.
Are results of the new test used as a reference for entrance exams of universities in Japan?
JLPT results are used as a reference by some universities. Please inquire directly at the schools to which you are applying.
How do I check that a Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency / Score Report, a Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency, or a JLPT Certificate of Result and Scores is not forged or falsified?
The procedure for requesting confirmation of authenticity of a Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency / Score Report, a Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency, or a JLPT Certificate of Result and Scores varies by the country/area in which the test was taken. If you took the test in Japan, please contact the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services Center for Japanese-Language Testing. If you took the test outside Japan, please contact The Japan Foundation Center for Japanese-Language Testing.■In Japan
- Japan Educational Exchanges and Services Center for Japanese-Language Testing
- Hours: Monday–Friday 9:30–17:30 (excluding Japanese public holidays and New Year holidays)
- Tel: 03-5454-5215 Fax: 03-5454-5235
■Outside JapanThe Japan Foundation Center for Japanese-Language TestingE-mail: jlptinfo＠jpf.go.jp
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