IDP and RA Gapuz Open Computer-Delivered IELTS Lab in Baguio City

Pursuing study, work, or migration goals just got more convenient for Baguio City residents as IDP IELTS and RA Gapuz Review Center have teamed up to bring Computer-delivered IELTS (CD IELTS) to the “Summer Capital of the Philippines.”

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration. Millions of tests are administered each year, and results are recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 organizations in over 140 countries.

IELTS is a test of all four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training, depending on the organization you are applying to and your plans for the future.

Computer-delivered IELTS is a fast and convenient way to take the test. With this format, results are released within 3 to 5 days (paper-based test results are released after 13 days). The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of IELTS will be taken on a computer at a dedicated testing lab, but it will be identical to paper-based IELTS in all other aspects. Content, timing, question types, marking, security arrangements, and even the face-to-face Speaking section will be the same as paper-based IELTS.

IDP Philippines’ IELTS Manager Hannah Esguerra proudly announced: “All the advantages of taking IELTS on computer such as faster results, typing rather than writing and being able to take all sections of the test on the same day, can now be enjoyed by Baguio residents and those from nearby locations!”

Baguio City is best known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” because of its cool climate that makes it a favorite summer vacation destination among Filipinos. But aside from that, Baguio has also earned the moniker the “Education Hub of the North” as it houses some of the best and largest universities in Northern Luzon.

To protect test-takers from potential COVID-19 exposure, IDP and RA Gapuz are implementing safety measures compliant to the Department of Health’s guidelines such as social distancing, temperature checks and the mandatory wearing of face masks and shields for both test takers and testing administrators.

IDP IELTS Philippines was the first test center to launch Computer-delivered IELTS outside Australia back in 2018. IDP - RA Gapuz is the third official IDP CD IELTS laboratory in the country, along with IDP Ortigas and IDP Cebu. Paper-based IELTS will continue to be administered in Baguio as well, for test takers who prefer pencil and paper to typing.

You can visit the IDP – RA Gapuz CD IELTS Laboratory at Gapuz Centrum II, 80, T. Alonzo Street, New Lucban, Baguio, 2600.