Updated March 2021
Following the Dpcm of 2/3/2021, exam sessions in red regions will be cancelled up to and including 6/4/2021. Therefore, the British Council will communicate the cancellation of sessions weekly, on Saturday, following the publication, on Friday, of the list of regions included in the red zone. Sessions taking place within primary or lower secondary schools (scuole medie) and aimed at primary and first year lower secondary school students are an exception to the red zone.
Unless further and more restrictive measures are taken by the competent authorities, all sessions held in the yellow and orange zones are confirmed until the 6/4/21.
You can find out through our online calendar
If your exam has been suspended, we will get in touch with you via email to find a suitable time to reschedule your exam.
Exams dates may change as a result of future guidance from the authorities about Covid-19. We will get in touch via email if your rescheduled exam is postponed again. We are constantly monitoring the situation, together with the certification body, and hope to provide you with more reliable information as soon as possible.
The British Council will select a speaking time for candidates who have transferred their test. If the speaking slot we propose is not acceptable, please contact us within 24 hours of receiving confirmation of your new session plan.
We are following government regulations to make sure it is safe for you to take your exam. If your exam is suspended, we will be in contact via email to find a suitable time to reschedule.
For more information on this please, see our dedicated IELTS page here.
If your exam has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 emergency, we will not charge an additional fee for the transfer to another date or for the cancellation. Discover more about our refund policy.
Our examination fees will remain unchanged until December 2020. We will not charge you an additional fee if your exam is rescheduled beyond this date due to the Covid-19 crisis.
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You can access your results for IELTS through your profile on the IELTS Candidate Portal. You can preview your IELTS test results 13 calendar days from the test date for paper-based tests and 3-5 calendar days for computer delivered tests.
IELTS results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
During the Covid-19 Emergency, the British Council test centres in Italy are sending Test Report Forms via post to the addresses indicated by the indicated in their registration forms.
The British Council provides plenty of resources to make your IELTS test a success. Check out the dedicated pages and find out which courses, links and apps are right for you here.
To verify that an applicant is presenting a genuine Test Report Form, you should send a scan of the certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following subject: IELTS TRF Verification.
You will receive a reply from IELTS Verification Service.