1. Online

Online registration has two steps. First, complete the online application. Second, send an email to ca058.administrator@cic-totalcare.com with the following two documents attached:

  • a scanned copy of your passport or permanent resident card. The number, picture and signature must be visible on the scanned image. On test day, you must bring the original of the document you used to register or you won’t be allowed to write the test and you will forfeit your test fee.
  • a completed payment authorization form if you wish to pay by credit card.

NOTE: On the “city” drop-down menu, select “Columbia International College.” The online system asks for photos but we do NOT require you to upload any photos.

2. Email

If you wish to register by email, send the following documents to ca058.administrator@cic-totalcare.com:

  • a scanned copy of your passport or permanent resident card. The number, picture and signature must be visible on the scanned image. On test day, you must bring the original of the document you used to register or you won’t be allowed to write the test and you will forfeit your test fee.
  • a completed, signed application form
  • a completed payment authorization form if you wish to pay by credit card.

NOTE: Pictures are no longer required as part of your application.

3. Regular mail

To register by regular post, send us the following documents:

  • a photocopy of your passport or permanent resident card. The number, picture and signature must be visible on the photocopy. On test day, you must bring the original of the document you used to register or you won’t be allowed to write the test and you will forfeit your test fee.
  • a completed, signed application form
  • a completed payment authorization form if you wish to pay by credit card. You can also mail a certified cheque or money order made out to Columbia International College with your application package.

The mailing address is:

IELTS Test Centre
Columbia International College
1003 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4P3

NOTE: Pictures are no longer required as part of your application. It often takes an extra day or two for applications to get from the shipping department at the college to the IELTS office. Overnight deliveries never reach the IELTS office the next day. You will receive an email confirmation once your application has been received.

4. In person

To register in-person, simply bring your passport or permanent resident card to room 106 (the Academic Office) at Columbia International College between 8:30a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. On test day, you must bring the original of the document you used to register or you won’t be allowed to write the test and you will forfeit your test fee. You will also be required to pay for your test by credit card, money order or certified cheque.