Online registration

You can register and pay exam fee online through our online registration system.

Register by post or in person

Follow these three steps to complete your registration:  

Step 1

For individual candidates:

Download and complete the registration form on the bottom of the page for individual candidates.

For schools and language centres:

Please contact Exams Customer Service Centre for assistance:
Phone: (852) 2913 5100

Step 2

In accordance with Cambridge English Qualifications regulations, candidates registering for the following exams will be required to have a passport-style photograph taken on the day of either the speaking test or the written test:

Cambridge English: B2 First (B2 FCE)
Cambridge English: C1 Advanced (C1 CAE)
Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency (C2 CPE)

Consent from candidates or parent/guardian will be sought on the registration form prior to the exam.

Step 3

Send the completed application form, together with a copy of candidate’s photographic identity document and exam fee, to the British Council.

By post:           British Council
                        3 Supreme Court Road
                        Hong Kong

In person:        Exams Customer Service Centre
                        British Council 
                        3/F, 3 Supreme Court Road
                        Hong Kong


The British Council ensures equal opportunities to all candidates, including people with special needs.

We aim to make our best effort to cater to candidates with special needs. We try our best to enable candidates to understand exam questions and ways of giving answers. All candidates, irrespective of disability, will be assessed fairly and objectively. Please inform us at least three months before registration/you pay your exam fees of any candidates who require special arrangements. Please submit any relevant supporting materials (such as medical certificates) during registration. You will need to provide a medical certificate issued within the last two years when registering for the exam. 

Special arrangements can only be provided for paper-based Cambridge English Qualifications. Please note that for technical reasons special arrangements for computer-based exams are not on offer.

Here are some examples of special arrangements that had taken place on previous exams:

  • braille question papers and enlarged question papers for candidates with visual difficulties (not available for Pre A1 Starters and A1 Movers)
  • extra time for the written parts of the exam because of dyslexia, dysgraphia or dysorthographia
  • administrative adjustments (e.g. labelled coloured pencils, seating arrangements, etc.)
  • special needs CD for the Listening test.

These are several examples but we are always open to discussion of arrangements to make the exam accessible to you.