The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) was developed in Japan, and has been offered since 1984 in countries all around the world as a means of evaluating the proficiency of non-native learners of Japanese.
In the beginning, there were approximately 7,000 examinees worldwide. In 2011, there were more than 600,000 examinees in more than 60 countries.
In the United States, almost 4,000 people took the JLPT at 13 test sites located around the country. The test is administered just once a year in the US, on the first Sunday of December.
THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE JLPT IN THE UNITED STATES WILL BE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 AT GA STATE UNIVERSITY IN ATLANTA, GA.
For registration information please visit American Association of Teachers of Japanese