The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test JLPT is a standardized criterion-referenced test to evaluate and certify Japanese language proficiency for non-native speakers, covering language knowledge, reading ability, and listening ability. The test is held twice a year in Japan and selected countries (on the first Sunday of July and December), and once a year in other regions (on the first Sunday of December).
NAT-TEST Senmon Kyouiku Publishing Co., Ltd.
“NAT-TEST” Administration Committee (Tokyo)
Regional Office: The NAT-TEST Chinese Executive Office
Administrations: ATA Co., Ltd. (Beijing)
JLPT In Japan: Japan Educational Exchanges and Services
Outside of Japan: The Japan Foundation
Number Of Time Held
JLPT Test – Twice per year (http://www.jlpt.jp/e/index.cgi)
NAT TEST – Six times per year (http://www.nat-test.com/)