POEA made an announcement last week about preparing for the 2017 EPS-TOPIK. Here is what they posted on their website:
The Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) requires the passport number of applicants for registration with the next Test on Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK). The passport should be valid for more than one year on the date of registration.
Interested applicants with no passport yet or those with passport but at present valid for less than a year should apply for or renew their passport ASAP.
Registrants need to present actual passports and will not accept DFA receipt of payment or any proof of passport application during registration.
HRD Korea will announce later the schedule of registration with EPS-TOPIK.
If you’re planning to apply for the EPS-TOPIK this year, make sure to have a valid passport. You will need your passport to register for the exams. There is NO EXAM DATE yet but it is better to be prepared when POEA opens the application for the EPS-TOPIK.
For the schedule, just wait for the announcement on the website of POEA or HRD Korea.