A Global Movement

About Us

Who is iTEP?

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.

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.

iTEP for Test Takers

Find your closest testing center and schedule an iTEP test near you. Study for your test and review results for past tests you have taken.

iTEP for Admissions

Learn about the different tests iTEP offers for secondary and post-secondary admissions, determine your CEFR-based score and review security features.

iTEP for English Programs

Explore the ways your English Language Program or IEP can utilize iTEP's versatile testing platform for pre-arrival, progress and exit testing.

iTEP for Business

Employ only the most qualified candidates with iTEP. Determine the ideal test for you by industry and needs. Learn about our existing partners.

iTEP for Hospitality

Review iTEP's tailor-made exam for the hospitality industry which allows you to accept applicants based on practical proficiency results.

Become an iTEP Partner

Open your door to test publicly, accept iTEP for admissions, use iTEP privately in your program or become and international distributor.