How to Register

  1. Online (Recommended)
  2. By Mail
  3. In Person at the LPI Office in Vancouver, British Columbia

Important Notes

  • Once you have completed your LPI Test registration online and have successfully made the payment, your registration will still be pending and is not yet confirmed. Your uploaded photo will first be reviewed by the LPI Office within two business days. If the photo meets our requirements, your registration will be approved and you will receive a test confirmation email. If the submitted photo does not meet our requirements, you will be notified by email and you will be asked to submit a new photo. Your registration will only be approved after your photo has been verified by the LPI Office.
  • If you sent your registration by mail, it will still be pending and is not yet confirmed until we receive an acceptable photo. You may sign into your LPI Account to upload a photo of yourself. Click here for more detailed instructions.
  • Please note that, with the exception of the LPI Office in Vancouver, you cannot register in person at LPI test centres.
  • It is recommended that you register well in advance. Test centres have limited capacity and registration materials are processed in the order in which they are received.

Special Accommodations

If you have a disability or condition that might require special accommodations, please fill out our Special Accommodations Request Form. The LPI Office reviews each request on a case-by-case basis and, therefore, requires a minimum of 2 months advance notice prior to the test date. Submit your request along with documentation from a medical professional who is qualified to make accommodation recommendations. The documentation must be in English (or translated into English by an authorized translator) and issued within two years of the request date. Please do not register online if you require special accommodations as there are no provisions for special accommodations at LPI public sittings.

Private Sittings

If you live in an area within Canada that does not offer scheduled, public LPI test sittings, you may be eligible for a private sitting. For more information, click here.

High School Sittings

Each year high schools in British Columbia apply to host the LPI Test for their students. These sittings take place in April of each year. If your high school is not hosting an LPI test sitting, you will need to register for a public sitting. For information on how high schools can apply to host the LPI Test for their students, please contact the LPI Office.

LPI Test Dates and Locations

Please refer to your LPI Account and/or your Test Confirmation Email for the location of your LPI Test.

Photo Requirements

At the time of registration, you must upload a photo of yourself. This photo must fit the following requirements:

  • File must be in .JPEG format.
  • File cannot be larger than 1 MB.
  • Photo must be taken within the last 6 months.
  • Photo must be taken against a white or off-white background.
  • Photo must show a neutral facial expression (no smiling, mouth closed, looking straight at the camera).
  • Photo must show a full front view of the face and top of the shoulders squared to the camera. Face and shoulders must be centered.
  • Photo must be in focus.
  • Full head must be shown without any head covering, unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons.
  • Eyes must be open and clearly visible.
  • Prescription eyeglasses may be worn as long as the eyes are clearly visible, with no reflection or glare on the eyeglasses.
  • Long hair should be tucked behind ears and shoulders.
  • Photos must be in color.

Unacceptable photos

  • Photos on coloured backgrounds
  • Photos that are part of a group shot or cut out of a group shot
  • Blurry photos or photos containing shadows
  • Photoshopped or filtered photos
  • Black and white photos
  • Use of hats, sunglasses, tinted glasses, or other accessory items that may impede identifying the individual, unless worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons
  • Photos or scans of your identification documents