Application for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) for December 2022 is closed. Thank you very much for your registration. The next examination will be held on July 2, 2023.

Hi Japanese learners!

Vancouver Japanese Language School will host the JLPT for the first time, on December 4th 2022. The number of participants is limited.

What is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?

The JLPT is a test for non-native speakers of Japanese which evaluates and certifies their Japanese-language proficiency. The test is simultaneously conducted twice a year in Japan and various locations overseas. Since JLPT began in 1984, the cumulative number of examinees in Japan and overseas has reached 12,720,000 until the rest in December 2020. Currently, it is the largest Japanese language test in the world.

Advantages of JLPT

JLPT certification offers various advantages. In Japan, the JLPT is taken into consideration for preferential immigration treatment as well as an eligibility for various national exams. Outside Japan, it is widely used as school credits, graduation certification, job screening and promotion, as well as for a variety of national qualifications.

General Information


Date: December 4th, 2022

Location: Vancouver Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC V6A1C6, Canada

Eligibility: Open to learners of Japanese as a foreign language. Not designated for native Japanese speakers.

Application: Online application: no photos are required with your application, but you must bring at least one official photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license).

Application Period: Registration will be open on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 10 am (PST) and close on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Test Guide: Test Guide

Test Schedule:

8:50Designated time for assembling
9:10-10:50 (110 min)Language Knowledge/Reading
11:25-12:20 (55 min)Listening
8:50Designated time for assembling
9:10-10:50 (110 min)Language Knowledge/Reading
11:25-12:15 (50 min)Listening
13:50Designated time for assembling
14:00-14:30 (30min)Vocabulary
14:50-16:00 (70min)Grammar & Reading
16:20-17:00 (40min)Listening
13:50Designated time for assembling
14:00-14:25 (25min)Vocabulary
14:45-15:40 (55min)Grammar & Reading
16:00-16:35 (35min)Listening
13:50Designated time for assembling
14:00-14:20 (20min)Vocabulary
14:40-15:20 (40min)Grammar & Reading
15:40-16:10 (30min)Listening

Fees: C$70   online payment upon registration; not refundable if you miss the exam

Test Vouchers: Test vouchers will be sent out to all the applicants via email by the end of October. If you have not received your test voucher by the end of October, please contact us at


  • Please bring one piece of photo ID with you to the examination.
  • Please bring a copy of your test voucher with you to the examination.
    • The back side of the test voucher must be blank (for example, you cannot print it on the back of used paper)
    • There can be no writing, etc. anywhere on the test voucher (for example, you cannot write the directions to the test site, etc. on it)
  • Please be sure to turn off cell phones and alarm watches before the test begins. If your cell phone or alarm sounded or vibrated during the test, you will be immediately DISQUALIFIED.
  • Academic dishonesty will result in immediate DISQUALIFICATION.

Results: Test result will be available on the JLPT website in the end of January 2023. Your registration number and passcode are required to check your test result online, so be sure to keep your copy of Application Form. Please note that you will not be able to see your result online if you have failed to correctly write an 8 digit passcode on the application form. All examinees will be issued a “Certificate of Result and Scores” through your local host institution at which you took the test by early March 2023. You must provide your address in Canada to receive the test certificate by mail.

Directions: VJLS-JH is accessible by transit and is located within two blocks of the #4, #7, #14, #16, and #20 buses which run to Granville Street Station and Waterfront Station.

Parking: Parking will be on the street since there is no parking space available in the facility. Please come early if you need to find a parking spot.

*Please note that the number of applicants is limited