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Frequently Asked Questions about the ECPE

If you are unable to find the answer to your question below, please check our general FAQ.

How often can I take the ECPE?

The ECPE is offered at different times during the year. You can take the ECPE each time it is offered. Contact your local test center for more specific information about test dates.

I'm looking for practice materials for the ECPE. Where should I go?

Visit the support materials section of our ECPE resources section for currently available ECPE practice materials.

How does the ECPE relate to the Common European Framework of Reference?

The content and difficulty of the ECPE is aimed at the C2 (Proficient User, Mastery) level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

What If I use alternate English accents or spellings on the ECPE?

During the speaking or writing sections of the ECPE, you are allowed to use alternate English accents or spellings. You will not be penalized.

Who scores the ECPE speaking section?

The ECPE 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 ECPE writing section?

The writing section is scored by raters trained and certified according to CaMLA standards.

How do I receive my ECPE results?

The test center where you took the exam will notify you of your results.

How long does it take to receive ECPE results?

You will typically receive your results within two months after taking the exam.

What information is on the ECPE report of examination results?

All test takers receive an examination report that shows their overall performance as well as the levels for each test section. This report helps the test taker determine how well they have done in each area as well as where they may need to improve. You can find out more in the ECPE 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 ECPE results?

Certficates are sent to the test centers for distribution to successful test takers. Find out more in the ECPE results section.

Can I replace a missing or lost ECPE 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 ECPE 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 ECPE exam?

If you wish to have your ECPE 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 ECPE results section.

Who is awarded an ECPE certificate?

ECPE test takers who achieve an average score of 650 or higher will be awarded a certificate. Additionally, those who achieve a score of 840 or higher in all four sections will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency with Honors. An ECPE qualification is valid for life.