Norwegian language test

You can register for the test in 2 days

You can register from 26 August at 09:00 until 30 August at 23:59.

Registration opens at 09:00. It is advisable to register as soon as possible since the test centres have a limited number of places.

Registering for the test

You can choose whether or not to register for all four parts of the test at the same time or for just one of them. You choose level (A1-A2, A2-B1, B1-B2) when registrating. Registration is binding.

It is essential that you complete the registration. Your registration will not be complete until you have chosen the payment method and received confirmation by text and email.

You must enter the correct address when registering for the test. If you move to a new address, you need to notify the test centre.

The following videos show you how to register via the registration portal:

Who can take the Norwegian language test?

Several test centres only hold the test for residents of their own municipality.
If you live abroad or are not registered as living in a specific municipality you need to check with a local authority if you can take the test at one of its test centres. You must do this BEFORE registering for the test.

Tests cannot be taken abroad.

When will you receive information about the test?

You will receive an information letter or mail from the test centre at least two weeks before the test is held.

The letter will tell you the date, time and place to meet for the test. The written and oral tests are normally taken on different dates.

If you have any questions about the date of your test, contact your test centre.

What does the test cost?

Your local authority sets the cost of the test. The price varies between 300,- and 2 200,- Norwegian kroner. The prices are shown in the registration portal.

You can also contact the test centre to ask what the tests cost.

It is the test centers that are responsible for the payment. Common ways of paying are bank cards (as you fill in the form in the registration portal), in online banking, get invoice or by appointment with the test center. The registration is not valid until the payment is completed.

If you are entitled to participate in Norwegian language training and it is mandatory for you, you can take all parts of the test free one time. The test centre will register you for the free test.

If you are not entitled to free Norwegian language training, you must pay for the test.

If you retake the test, you will be charged.

You must register for the test yourself. You can do this here when registration opens.

You can find more information about times, tests and exemptions on IMDi's website (norwegian site).


If you are unsure whether you are entitled to free Norwegian language training, you can read about the right and obligation to take language training on IMDi's website (norwegian site).

Are you unable to take the test?

Test registration is binding. This means that when you register for the test, you have to pay for it even if you are unable to take it.

If you are entitled to one free test, but cannot take that test, you must pay for the next test. If you are on sick leave, this is regarded as authorised absence, and you can take the test again.

You need to contact your test centre to withdraw your registration.