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Occupational English Test (OET)

OET is an international English language test, owned by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Box Hill Institute, that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English speaking country.

OET has 12 versions of the test for different healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. And the test materials are designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.

OET is available in 40 countries, including Ireland, UK, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Poland, Italy, etc.

There are tests every month, with 14 test dates available per year! You can check the dates available by country here.

Before taking the test it is important that you access your level of English. It is also important that you learn more about the test components so you know what to expect (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).

In Ireland, OET is recognized by organizations such as:

  • Medical Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
  • Dental Council of Ireland
  • CORU

Do you want to know more about the OET? Learn more about the test here.

Posted on 21 May 2019 by Andreia Castro
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