July 1, 2013

TOEIC® Secure Program guidelines to be changed from the 183rd TOEIC® Secure Program (September 29, 2013)

The main changes are as follows:
<Please refer to the TOEIC Secure Program guidelines for details.>

●Test site change after the application deadline

If you face any difficulty in taking the TOEIC test at the test site where you applied for reasons such as urgent business trips etc., please contact the IIBC Test Operation Center from the Wednesday eighteen days to the Wednesday four days before the test date. If seats are available at the test site you would like to change to, you may be able to change the test site. (But you are not allowed to choose the test center.)

●Use of cellular phones and other electronic devices to be allowed

Use of cellular phones and other electronic devices (e.g. audio player, PC, video game console, electronic dictionary, electronic organizer) will be allowed until 12:30. Please use your time to prepare for the test. Please refrain from talking on the phone in the test room.

●Change of check-in time schedule

Check-in time will be changed from 11:30 - 12:20 to 11:45 - 12:30. We have extended the check-in time by 10 minutes to shorten the time until the start of the test. Please come to the designated test center well in advance on the test day.

●No break before the test

We eliminated the break after check-in. Therefore, please go to the restroom and take care of any personal business before 12:30.

●Additions were made to “Prohibited acts”, “Response to misconduct”, and “Cancellation or discontinuation of test”

  • Added “4. Acts of sabotage (e.g. acts of violence, damage to property)” to “Prohibited acts”.
  • Added “Checks of belongings” and “2. Proctors may walk around the test room to maintain an appropriate test environment and to check if any prohibited acts occur.” to “Response to misconduct”.
  • Added “If troubles with sound arise during the listening test (audio equipment failure, etc.) the test may be stopped if the proctor judges the trouble to be a hindrance in continuing the test. If this happens, the time of end of test will be delayed.” to “Cancellation or discontinuation of test”.

<Contact Information>

IIBC Test Operation Center
The Institute for International Business Communication
TEL: 03-5521-6033 (10:00– 17:00, Except Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)