General Information

December 2017 JLPT

Date of Exam

The Winter 2017 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Exam Registration

The registration period for the Winter 2017 JLPT will be from 10:00 am MT on Friday, September 1, 2017 to 4:00 pm MT on Friday, October 6, 2017.

For applications instructions, please see the How To Apply section.

*The application deadline for the Request for Special Testing Accommodation for the Winter 2017 JLPT is Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Please see the Special Test Accommodation section for the details.

Exam Venue

The 2017 JLPT in Edmonton will be held at the University of Alberta (North Campus), Education Centre South Building.

For a campus map, please click here.

Examination Fee

$70 CAD for all levels.

Please note that this fee is non-refundable.


Open to learners of Japanese as a foreign language (This test is not designed for native speakers of Japanese).

Exam Timetable

All Applicants   
 10:00-10:50  Registration 
 10:50-11:00  Move to Classroom
 Level N1 (170 min)     
 11:00-11:10 10 min  Instructions
 11:10-13:00 110 min  Language Knowledge/ Reading
 13:30-14:30 60 min  Listening
 Level N2 (155 min)  
 11:00-11:10 10 min  Instructions 
 11:10-12:55 105 min  Language Knowledge/ Reading
 13:25-14:15 50 min  Listening
 Level N3 (140 min)  
 11:00-11:10 10 min  Instructions
 11:10-11:40 30 min  Vocabulary 
 12:00-13:10 70 min  Grammar
 13:35-14:15 40 min  Listening 
 Level N4 (125 min)  
 11:00-11:10 10 min  Instructions
 11:10-11:40  30 min  Vocabulary 
 12:00-13:00  60 min  Grammar
 13:25-14:00 35 min  Listening
 Level N5 (105 min)  
 11:00-11:10  10 min  Instructions
 11:10-11:35  25 min  Vocabulary
 11:55-12:45  50 min  Grammar
 13:10-13:40  30 min  Listening

Test Voucher

Test vouchers will be sent out to all the applicants via email by Friday, October 27. If you have not received your test voucher by Friday, October 27, 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.


Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research
201 TELUS Centre,  University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2R1