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 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.

Taking IELTS  at CNA-Qatar means:

  • Online reservation for up to 48 hours
  • In-person payment with a bank card
  • 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 the Speaking test is done at the CNA-Qatar campus on the same day
  • On site cafeteria open
  • 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. 

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:

  • Qatari Nationals: An original valid passport OR an original valid Qatari National ID
  • Non-Qatari Nationals: An original valid passport only
  • 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.
  • Office Hours for registration:
  • Sunday-Thursday 07:30 am – 02:30 pm.
  • IELTS Centre, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Building 3, 2nd Floor.

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

Refund / Cancellation / Transfer – up to 5 weeks before the test day (IELTS)

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
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, submit the EOR request form no later than 6 weeks after the test date.

450 QAR



You must arrive at the Registration Desk at CNA-Q in Building 3 at 07:30 am. Registration closes at 08:45 a.m. and the test starts at 09:00 am. Please refer to the Confirmation email you received before the test day.

Anyone arriving after 08:45 am 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/Passport. 

The CNA-Q IELTS Centre provides pencils/pens, erasers and water.

Do not bring any valuable items (watches, sunglasses etc.)

Avoid clothing with writing on it.

Speaking Test

The speaking test will be on the same day as the written test, or it might be 7 days before or 2 days after the written test (speaking arrangements subject to the centre's decision).

You will receive an SMS for your Speaking time during the Writing test on the same day.

Arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled speaking time for Speaking registration.

Bring the same ID/passport you used on the test day. 


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 you reserve your seat. 

The CNA-Q IELTS Centre cannot guarantee that Ooredoo, Vodafone 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 and colleges).

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

The CNA-Q IELTS Centre will send copies of your TRF to institutions if you submit the 'Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs' forms 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 2019 – English / Arabic

974 4495 2658 – English

974 4495 2985 – English 

IELTS Centre Office Hours:

 Sunday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Ramadan Hours:

Sundays-Thursday: 09:00 am – 02:00 pm

Friday:  Closed

Saturday: Closed to public entrance – Open to test takers only

Eid Hours: 

The IELTS Centre is closed during the weeks of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.

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.

Phone: 44952111-33042840


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: