The CNA-Q Testing Centre is an approved testing site for IELTS. IELTS measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

IELTS or IELTS for UKVI tests from CNA-Qatar are recognized worldwide at over 10,000 institutions

CNA-Qatar offers different versions of IELTS:

  1. Academic:  The Academic test is for those who want to study at a post-secondary institution where English is the main language of the course work. 
  2. General Training:  The General test is for work experience, to take training programs, enroll in secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.
  3. Life Skills:  IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, available at CEFR Level A1 and CEFR Level B1. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.

Taking IELTS or IELTS for UKVI test at CNA-Qatar means:

  • Online and in-person registration
  • Small test rooms with a maximum of 30 candidates
  • Good quality sound system for the Listening test (no headphones)
  • All writing utensils and water supplied by CNA-Qatar IELTS Centre
  • Written test and Speaking test at the CNA-Qatar campus
  • Cafeteria on site for breakfast, lunch or a snack
  • Results available in 13 days by SMS

For more information on IELTS, please click (IELTS Essentials button).


IELTS Book online now

There are two ways to register for an Academic or General Training IELTS exam at The College of the North Atlantic-Qatar IELTS Centre. 

Register Online

To find a test date and register, go to

IELTS Online Registration

Register in Person

Visit the CNA-Q IELTS Centre in person. We are located on the 2nd floor of Building 3.

How to get to CNA-Q?  

To register for an IELTS test, you will need an original, valid passport or Qatari National ID (for Qataris only), as well as the test fee. Photocopies, photos on a cell phone, expired or cancelled passports are not accepted.

You must bring the same identification document (passport or QID) you registered with to all parts of the IELTS test.


IELTS Academic tests for UK Visas and Immigration and non-UK purposes are the same – same content, examiners, format, level of difficulty, scoring and so on. We strongly recommend that you check with the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for information about the test you need for your visa application before you register for a test. Please click here to check the requirements for a UK visa.

Data Protection:

Please click here for information on how IELTS and Cambridge use and store personal data collected during registration. It is important that they protect your privacy and your personal data. If you have any questions about such matters you can contact

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IELTS (Academic or General Training)1000 QAR

IELTS for UKVI (Academic)

1091 QAR 

IELTS Life Skills (A1 or B1)

 683 QAR

Refund / Cancellation / Transfer – up to 5 weeks before the test day (IELTS, IELTS for UKVI, Life Skills)

5 weeks before test day to 5 days after a test day with a medical note. A refund/cancellation / transfer is only allowed with a medical note. Contact for more information about medical notes.
200 QAR

Transfers & Changes (Speaking Test)

Changes to Speaking Test date/time must be approved by the IELTS Administrator. Speaking tests can be from 7 days before to 2 days after the Listening/Reading/Writing test date.
150 QAR
Additional Test Report Form Courier Fee

CNA-Q IELTS Centre uses DHL to send TRFs internationally.

Inside Qatar – No charge
Outside Qatar– 80 QAR
Enquiry on Results
To have your results re-marked, apply up to 6 weeks after you receive your results.

450 QAR



You must arrive at the Registration Desk at CNA-Q in Building 3 or Building 5 between 7:30 am and 8:45 am. Registration closes at 8:45 a.m. and the test starts at 9:00 am. Please refer to the Confirmation email you received before the test day. 

Anyone arriving after 8:45 am is marked ‘Absent” and will not be able to take the test. There are no transfers or refunds.

ID Document

On test day, you must bring the same ID you registered with. If you bring a photocopy of the ID or a different ID/passport, you will not be allowed to write the test. There are no transfers or refunds. 

If you give your passport to an embassy for a visa, ensure you will receive your passport in time for the test. 

If your ID/passport has expired, you will not be able to write the test.

What to Bring into the Test Room

You are only allowed to bring your ID. The CNA-Q IELTS Centre provides pencils/pens, erasers and water.

Speaking Test

The speaking test might be on the same day as the written test, or it might be 7 days before or 2 days after the written test. You will receive an email and an SMS with the date of your speaking test in advance. 

Arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled speaking time. Bring the same ID/passport you used to take the test.


How do I get my results?

Results are available 13 days after the test. You can check your results online here 13 days after the test. 

Provisional results are sent by SMS to candidates who click the “receive results by SMS” box when they apply online. 

The CNA-Q IELTS Centre cannot guarantee that Ooredoo, Vodaphone or any other mobile service provider can deliver the SMS to you. Please note, we cannot send an SMS to a non-Qatari mobile number. 

Official results are issued on a Test Report Form (TRF), which you must pick up from the CNA-Q IELTS Centre. You receive one copy for yourself. You can request multiple copies to be sent to recognizing organizations (universities, colleges and immigration departments).

How do I send copies of my TRF to other institutions?

When you register online, you can add up to 5 recognizing organizations to your application. The CNA-Q IELTS Centre will send copies of your TRF to these institutions. If you need to send more TRFs, complete the Application for the Issue of Additional TRFS form with the appropriate fees.

What do I do if I lose my Test Report Form?

IELTS policy stipulates that candidates receive only one copy of the Test Report Form. No exceptions.

Can I send someone to get my results for me?

Yes. You need to complete an Authorisation Form. The person picking up your results must bring the completed Authorization Form, your original ID used on test day and the person’s own original ID.

What can I do if I am unhappy with my results?

You may apply for an Enquiry on Results (EoR) within six weeks of test date.  Please complete the IELTS Enquiry on Results form and pay the fee.  The fee is refunded if your band score increases.



Phone Numbers:

974 4495 3100 

974 4495 2658

974 4495 2985 

974 4495 2019 – Arabic 

Test Centre Office Hours:

Test Centre Office Hours:  Sunday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Ramadan Hours:

Saturday to Thursday:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Friday:  Closed

Eid Hours: 
The IELTS Test Centre is closed during the weeks of Eid al-adha and Eid al-fitr. There will be no tests during these weeks and results will not be available to be picked up. 

National Holidays: 
The IELTS Test Centre is closed on December 18th and Sports Day in February

If you haven't taken an IELTS before or would like to improve your score, the following information will help you. 


IELTS preparation courses at CNQ-Qatar!
Please contact the Continuing Professional Education department at for more information.


The IELTS website has free practice test materials to help you prepare for the Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the IELTS test.

There are also videos to give you some tips for the Speaking test.

IELTS Practice Test:  

IELTS Progress Check is an official IELTS practice test online.

After you complete the test, you will receive a Feedback Report and a score from a qualified IELTS expert within 5 business days.

IELTS Progress Check covers all four sections; Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking for either the Academic or General Training IELTS test.

Online classes and webinars:  

IELTS in the Middle East offers online classes and webinars to help you prepare for each part of the test. Please click to register for these classes.

For more information on IELTS, and to see your test results please click below logos: