Nurses and midwives using OET as proof of proficiency in an application to register with the NMC will only be able to submit results from the February 2016 test administration onwards.

You can see the media release here.

OET improvements and changes
Recognition in the UK is anticipated to lead to increased demand for OET and has resulted in a number of changes:

  • OET was graded from A to E. However, a new grade of C+ has been introduced to correlate to IELTS 6.5 - this is explained below.
  • OET recently launched a new Preparation Portal to help candidates prepare for OET.
  • OET test applications will open for two test dates at the same time so that candidates can choose to apply for one of two upcoming tests.

Expanding test venue network
OET is currently
available every month in over 40 countries and new venues will be opening regularly from December onwards to increase access for candidates.