What do I need in order to take the Duolingo English Test?


In order to take the Duolingo English Test, you will need a computer with a functioning microphone, speakers, and camera. Your camera should be on the top-middle of your monitor or screen, if possible.

2-in-1 tablet devices such as Surface Pro or Samsung Galaxy Tablets may not function properly with the test.

Valid Identity Document

In order to receive certified results, the Duolingo English Test requires a government-issued photo ID. You will need to have your actual, physical ID ready when taking the test. During the setup section of your test, you will need to submit a photo of this ID. You may not use copies or pictures of the ID card or passport. You must be holding up the actual ID. If you have questions about whether your ID will be accepted, you can refer to the Accepted IDs page or you may contact support.

Internet connection

You will need an internet connection with at least 2 Mbps download speed and 1 Mbps upload speed. We recommend using a stable, wired ethernet internet connection instead of using Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot services. You can type “internet speed test” into most search engines and find a quick and free way to test your speed. You will also need a small amount of storage on your computer to download the Duolingo English Test desktop app. 

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