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iTEP Through The Years

iTEP International was founded in 2002 by two individuals with deep roots in the international education field – Perry Akins and Sharif Ossayran. Together, they embarked on the creation of an English proficiency test that addressed the needs of the international education community.

iTEP‘s first test, iTEP Academic was introduced in 2008 and quickly became popular with a wide variety of organizations. It is now accepted by the admissions offices of hundreds of US colleges and universities, as well as many intensive English programs throughout the country.  Soon after the iTEP catalog began to boom. With the addition of iTEP SLATE and iTEP Business, the building blocks for modern day iTEP were set. The use of innovative technology, mixed with the academic prowess of iTEP‘s staff and supporters, has guaranteed iTEP International remains as a world-renowned English proficiency test.