What do I need to take the test?
You need a computer running the Google Chrome web browser and a webcam. We also recommend that you use a USB headset as this will improve sound quality, resulting in a slightly better score.
How much time does the it take to do the test?
What happens if I don't have a webcam?
You must have a webcam to take the test as we need to record a security video, as well as take a photo of your ID.
I don't have a headset, does that matter?
While we recommend that you do have a headset, you can do the test without one. Just make sure you are in a quiet room without any noise or other distractions in the background. With a headset the sound quality will likely improve, resulting in a slightly better score.
Can I take the test on my mobile phone or tablet?
How can I prepare for the test? Can I see sample questions?
In order to create a test that accurately measures real-world skills we do not publicise any preperation material. Your best preparation is to find a time to do the test where you will be relaxed and in a comfortable and quiet space. Unlike traditional exams, you can complete the test in your own home and you can retake the test (at further cost) at any time if you feel you could have done better.
Why take the test if I'm a native English speaker?
Unlike most academic English tests that target non-native English speakers, the FluentIQ test is a test of real-world communication skill. Communication ability is the #1 employability characteristic required by employers as it is a fundamental component of high performing teams. This applies equally to native and non-native speakers.
How does the FluentIQ test compare with IELTS and TOEFL?
The FluentIQ test examines the communication skills of individuals in a working environment and is designed to provide prospective employers with the confidence that you can communicate well enough to become a valuable team member. Conversely, the IELTS and TOEFL tests have an academic focus and are an important part of the journey for non-native English speakers to study in an English-speaking country.
Is FluentIQ competing with IELTS and TOEFL?
Not at all. IELTS and TOEFL are focussed on helping non-native English speakers who wish to study in an English-speaking country. FluentIQ is focussed on helping both native and non-native English speakers in their employment journey.
Who accepts FluentIQ?
Most employers should be happy to use FluentIQ as a reliable measure of your real-world communication skills.
I've been asked to take this test by an employer, what happens if I don't take it?
Employers and recruiters who ask you to take this test are likely to be using FluentIQ as an employment screening tool. Therefore not taking the test may mean that you are less likely to be shortlisted for the job you have applied for.
How will I know if I've done well enough for the job I'm applying for?
FluentIQ does not know the score requirements for any job applications. The employer may publish the requirement or you can ask the employer directly for the required pass mark.
Can I use a test from one job application for other job applications?
Absolutely. Whenever you take a FluentIQ test, the test certificate is yours to use as often as you like within the expiry period.
Can I take the test again if I didn't get the score I wanted?
Can I use FluentIQ to get into college or university?
Generally the answer is no as FluentIQ is not an academic test. However, some college and university courses are now using FluentIQ as part of their selection process. You should always consult with the academic provider to understand their specific entrance requirements.