Frequently Asked Questions about the ECCE
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How often can I take the ECCE?
The ECCE is offered at different times during the year. You can take the ECCE each time it is offered. Contact your local test center for more specific information about test dates.
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How does the ECCE relate to the Common European Framework of Reference?
The content and difficulty of the ECCE is aimed at the B2 (Independent User, Vantage) level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
What If I use alternate English accents or spellings on the ECCE?
During the speaking or writing sections of the ECCE, you are allowed to use alternate English accents or spellings. You will not be penalized.
Who scores the ECCE speaking section?
The ECCE speaking section is administered by well-qualified, carefully trained, and regularly monitored examiners trained by the test center using CaMLA training materials. View Speaking Test Examiner Qualifications (PDF).
Who scores the ECCE writing section?
The writing section is scored by raters trained and certified according to CaMLA standards.
How do I receive my ECCE results?
The test center where you took the exam will notify you of your results.
How long does it take to receive ECCE results?
You will typically receive your results within two months after taking the exam.
What information is on the ECCE report of examination results?
The ECCE report gives the overall examination result as Pass or Fail. It also contains information on how an examinee did on each section of the exam ranging from High Pass (HP), Pass (P), Low Pass (LP), Borderline Fail (BF), and Fail (F). It provides a brief description of the examinee’s performance in speaking and writing and provide the numerical score of section results in listening and grammar, vocabulary, reading (GVR). You can find out more in the ECCE scoring section. There is also information about scaled scores provided in Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Scaled Scores on the ECCE and ECPE (PDF).
How do I receive my ECCE results?
Certificates are sent to the test centers for distribution to successful test takers. Find out more in the ECCE results section.
Can I replace a missing or lost ECCE certificate?
Once certificates have been sent to test centers, CaMLA will not issue duplicate certificates or copies of exam reports. CaMLA does not provide replacements for lost certificates. However, if proof of test-taker performance is required, it is possible to request a CaMLA Certifying Statement for the ECCE and ECPE. The statement will include official confirmation of the performance by a test taker. To order a CaMLA Certifying Statement for the ECCE or ECPE, visit the ECCE Resources page and download the request form. You may also contact your center to request a letter specifying the test you took, when you took it, and the final result.
Can I request a rescore of my ECCE exam?
If you wish to have your ECCE rescored, you can obtain a rescore request form from the test center where you took the test. You have up to one month after your test results have been issued by CaMLA to request a rescore. Read more about rescoring in the ECCE results section.
Who is awarded an ECCE certificate?
If your overall examination result is Pass, you will receive a certificate. To receive an overall examination result of Pass, you must achieve at least a Low Pass (LP) or higher in three sections of the ECCE and receive no lower than a Borderline Fail (BF) in any one section.