Frequently Asked Questions. For questions that are not covered below, please use the Contact Information.

  • Can I be an examiner for the EIKEN speaking tests?

    Eiken occasionally seeks qualified candidates to join more than 10,000 examiners nationwide who administer the EIKEN speaking tests. Upon successful completion of training, examiners are assigned to test sites as needed depending on the grade(s) they have been trained to administer and the number of examinees near their location. Registration as an EIKEN examiner does not guarantee regular assignment to test sites.

  • Are you hiring writers and editors?

    The Test Production Division at Eiken relies on a diverse team of full-time content specialists who assist in the writing, editing, and publishing of materials for EIKEN and other tests. Specialists work on a contract basis and receive an annual salary and benefits.

  • Can my school become an EIKEN test site?

    Registration is currently limited to institutions in Japan.To request a registration packet for your school or institution, please submit your request via the contact form.

  • Where can I find EIKEN preparation materials?

    You can download EIKEN test booklets, audio files, listening scripts, answer keys, Second stage sample topic cards and see virtual speaking test.

  • Is the EIKEN test offered in (my country)?

    Outside Japan, EIKEN is offered publicly in Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York and London. Test dates, fees, and application procedure may differ according to location.

  • Where can I find information about Eiken Junior?

    Please visit the Eiken Junior web site in English or Japanese.