CILS and CELI exam dates for 2024

By Go! Go! Italia staff
15 Feb 2024
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In this article, we provide an overview of CILS and CELI exam dates for 2024, empowering learners to plan their language certification journey effectively.

For those seeking to certify their proficiency in the Italian language, the Certificates of Italian as a Foreign Language (CILS) and Certificates of Knowledge of Italian Language (CELI) exams stand as recognized benchmarks of linguistic competence. As the demand for Italian language proficiency grows, staying informed about the exam dates and registration deadlines for CILS and CELI becomes crucial.

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Understanding the CILS and CELI exams

The CILS and CELI exams are internationally recognized certifications administered by the University for Foreigners of Siena (CILS) and the University for Foreigners of Perugia (CELI), respectively. These exams assess candidates’ proficiency in Italian across various language skills, including listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Whether for academic, professional, or personal reasons, achieving CILS or CELI certification demonstrates a high level of Italian language proficiency and opens doors to a myriad of opportunities.

CILS and CELI exam dates for 2024

The CILS and CELI exams are typically offered several times throughout the year, providing candidates with flexibility in scheduling their test dates.

 As of 2024, the confirmed exam dates for the CILS exam are as follows:

  • February 15th, 2024 (Registration deadline: January 15th, 2024)
  • April 11th, 2024 (Registration deadline: March 11th, 2024)
  • June 5th, 2024 (Registration deadline: April 26th, 2024)
  • July 18th, 2024 (Registration deadline: June 18th, 2024)
  • October 17th, 2024 (Registration deadline: September 17th, 2024)
  • December 5th, 2024 (Registration deadline: October 26th, 2024)

Here are the upcoming exam dates for the CELI and DILS-PG exams in 2024:

  • March 13th, 2024: CELI (Registration deadline: February 10th, 2024)
  • May 8th, 2024: CELI for immigrants(Registration deadline: April 8th, 2024)
  • May 18th, 2024: CELI for teenagers (Registration deadline: April 14th, 2024)
  • June 18th, 2024: CELI (Registration deadline: May 19th, 2024)
  • September 18th, 2024: CELI Immigrants(Registration deadline: August 18th, 2024)
  • September 20th, 2024: DILS-PG (1° e 2° livello) (No specified registration deadline)
  • November 20th, 2024: CELI (Registration deadline: October 19th, 2024)
  • November 27th, 2024: CELI Immigrats(Registration deadline: October 20th, 2024)

The dates provide opportunities for candidates to take the exams at different times throughout the year, allowing them to plan and prepare accordingly but also depending on the current status (such as adolescents or adult foreigners living already in Italy and designated to facilitate integration).

Registration deadlines for the CILS and CELI exams are typically several weeks before the exam date. Candidates should consult the official CILS and CELI websites or authorized exam centers for specific registration deadlines and requirements.

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Exam centers and locations

CILS and CELI exams are administered at authorized exam centers located in various cities worldwide. In Italy, the majority of our school partners give the option to take this exam directly in school, besides preparing for the exams itself.

While the exam dates are standardized, the availability of exam dates may vary depending on the location and exam center. When taking the exams abroad, candidates should check with their nearest authorized exam center for specific exam dates and availability and should be mindful of registration deadlines and requirements when planning to take the exam. Information regarding registration deadlines can be found on the official CILS and CELI website or through authorized exam centers.

Planning your language certification preparation

For individuals preparing to take the CILS or CELI exam in 2024, planning is essential to ensure a smooth and successful testing experience. Begin by identifying your target exam date based on your readiness and availability. Next, familiarize yourself with the registration process, including deadlines, required documentation, and exam fees.

Additionally, invest time in comprehensive exam preparation to optimize your performance on test day. Consider enrolling in preparatory courses to get ready for CILS or CELI exams.

Contact us to assists you in achieving your language certification goals.

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