A Global Movement
iTEP or the International Test of English Proficiency was founded in 2002 by Sharif Ossayran and Perry Akins, two individuals with deep roots in the international education field. Together, they embarked on the creation of an English proficiency test that addressed the needs of the international education community.
The History of iTEP
Our 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 our product range began to boom with the addition of iTEP SLATE and iTEP Business. The use of innovative technology, mixed with the academic prowess of our staff and supporters, has guaranteed iTEP International remains a world-renowned test of English proficiency.