Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españolas

ILCE Certificate

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  • Who is the ILCE Certification test for?

    The ILCE Certification test is oriented towards those international students without prior Spanish education that need to demonstrate their level (B1/B2/C1) with a diploma in order to continue their studies or study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, either in UNAV or other universities.

  • What is the test like and how many parts does it have?

    The test is online and it is comprised of 5 parts.

  • Which competencies are evaluated in each part?

    Each part of the test evaluates one of the 5 recognized language activities in the basic curriculum of the CEFR: comprehension of oral texts, comprehension of written texts, production and coproduction of oral texts, production and coproduction of written texts, and mediation.

  • Structure and duration of the exams

    Exam parts

    Reading Comprehension
    Listening Comprehension
    Writing production
    Oral production
    Written and oral mediation

    All parts have equal weight (20% each part). A minimum of 65% in the overall exam and a minimum of 50% in each part  is necessary to pass.

    Test duration

    B1 120 minutes
    B2 135 minutes
    C1 155 minutes

  • When and how will I receive my results?

    Candidates will know their results of the ILCE Certification approximately one week after the test has been taken. ILCE will send the certificate of the test through the email that had been used for registration. The candidates that have obtained the global qualification of APTO (which means that you have passed the exam) will receive an accredited diploma. 

  • Payment Methods

    Payment available only through this link.

  • Price

    141 euros. This amount represents the final price of your exam.

  • Dates

    Online Certification Dates:

    - December 18th, 2020

    - January 22nd, 2021

    - February 26th, 2021  

    - March 26th, 2021  

    - April 30th, 2021  

    - May 28th, 2021  

    - June 25th, 2021  

    - July 30th, 2021  

    - August 27th, 2021  

    - September 24th, 2021  

    - October 29th, 2021  

    - November 26th, 2021 

    - December 17th, 2021 

  • Registration

    Registration must be done at least 15 days before the exam date. Register for your exam by:

    1. sending a copy of your passport at

    2. paying the total sum here.

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