|1979||TOEIC Steering Committee established within World Economic Information Services (WEIS).
December: First TOEIC Test (SP) held in Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka with 3,000 test takers.
|1980||June: TOEIC LPI (Language Proficiency Interview) launched.
Inaugural edition of TOEIC Newsletter published.
|1981||TOEIC Test in Institutional Program (IP) launched.|
|1986||The Institute for International Business Communication (IIBC) established as an incorporated foundation.
Number of TOEIC test takers per year reaches 100,000.
|1987||Number of TOEIC IP test takers per year reaches 100,000.|
|1988||Number of TOEIC test takers per year reaches 200,000.|
|1995||TOEIC Test used to test language volunteers for the Nagano Winter Olympics (held in 1998).
Number of TOEIC test takers per year reaches 500,000.
|1998||Total number of TOEIC test takers reaches 5 million.|
|2000||Number of TOEIC test takers per year reaches 1 million.|
|2001||November: TOEIC Bridge Test (SP, IP) launched.|
|2002||Total number of TOEIC test takers exceeds 10 million (10.3 million).|
|2005||Number of TOEIC Bridge test takers per year reaches 100,000.|
|2006||May: TOEIC Test redesigned, starting from the 122nd Test (SP).|
|2007||January: TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests (SP) launched.|
|2008||TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests in Institutional Program (IP) launched.|
|2009||Inaugural TOEIC Essay Contest held.|
|2010||March: TOEIC LPI concluded.
Number of TOEIC Bridge test takers per year reaches 200,000.
|2011||Number of TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests takersper year reaches 10,000.
Inaugural Global Human Resources Development Forum held.
|2012||Number of TOEIC test takers per year reaches 2.3 million.|
IIBC becomes a general incorporated foundation.
Inaugural Global Leader Development Initiative held.
|2014||"TOEIC Essay Contest" renamed the "IIBC Essay Contest" (6th essay contest held).|
|2015||Total number of TOEIC test takers reaches 30 million.|
|2016||May: Some of TOEIC Test question formats updated.
August: Names changed for various TOEIC Program tests.
Thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of IIBC.
|2017||New IIBC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE established.|
|2018||IIBC ENGLISH CAFÉ held.|
|2019||TOEIC Bridge Test redesigned to expand assessment from two to four skills.
TOEIC Listening & Reading Test celebrates 40th anniversary.