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ISLPR Online Writing Test – New Zealand Update

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 at 7:12 AM

Available for candidates applying for teacher registration with the New Zealand Teaching Council

As many of our clients will be aware, in mid-2020 we decided to create an online version of the ISLPR test that would allow us to administer the test throughout lockdowns and regardless of border closures. Since then, we have been working on software that would allow us to administer the full ISLPR test online.

We are very pleased to announce that the ISLPR Online  Test is now available to candidates in New Zealand who are seeking teacher registration with the New Zealand Teaching Council.


  • Due to the nature of the ISLPR online test, we have very strict rules in place for those who choose to take the test. We encourage you to read through the online test rules and download a copy of the instructions before you apply for the test. When applying for the test, you will be required to acknowledge that you have read the rules and you have the appropriate equipment in order to take the online test.


  • Please ensure you have all the correct equipment and programmes on your computer before applying to do the test. We have released “how-to” videos here.


  • Dates are now open and available for you to book. If you are seeking teacher registration with the NZ Teaching Council and have a test on hold already, our administration team will email you to organise a date and time. Please check your emails.  As promised, applicants with credit notes will have their appointments prioritised.


  • At present, only NESA and the New Zealand Teaching Council have advised that they will accept the ISLPR online test. Please do not contact us about doing the test for registration in other cities. We do not make these rules and will always abide by the rules set by the relevant authorities. If you obtain special permission from a registration board or other end-user, we will require confirmation in writing. No refunds will be given to candidates that take the ISLPR online test without checking with the relevant end-users to confirm if they will accept the online test results.


  • All ISLPR online tests will be certified and a note is added to the certificate to make it clear that it was the online test you completed.

Bookings are now open and you can submit your application along with payment here. We only process application forms that are submitted with payment.

How-to videos are available here. The full set of rules, instructions and terms and conditions are available to read too.