JLPT has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services since 1984 as a reliable means of evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.  In 2011, there are over 610,000 test takers around the world.

Currently, JLPT test takers can take the JLPT at the following 13 locations in the US

JLPT Test Information in USA
Test Location USA
July JLPT Exam? Yes
December JLPT Exam? Yes
For More Information:
Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Conference Center & Hotel
Boston, MA Northeastern University
Chicago, IL De Paul University
Lincoln Park Campus
Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii at Manoa
Houston, TX Rice University
Los Angeles, CA University of Southern California
New York, NY Lehman College
The City University of New York
Philadelphia, PA Villanova University
San Francisco, CA San Francisco State University
Seattle, WA University of Washington
Washington, DC Georgetown University

JLPT in America is only offered in December.  There are no July exam date in the US.  Registration Fee for JLPT Test is $50 – $60 depending on the level.

JLPT Test Takers can apply for the JLPT online or by mail.

Online: To register online, click on the link below to access the JLPT Online Registration System. You will need to have a credit card to pay the registration fee.

Mail: To register by mail, complete and mail a registration form (see links below) and send it along with a check or money order (payable to JLPT/AATJ) to:

1424 Broadway
366 UCB, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0366

For more information on JLPT in the US, please visit AATJ

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