Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese (CELPE-Bras)

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The University of California, Davis, is the only institution accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education to administer the Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese for Foreigners (Celpe-Bras) on the West Coast of The United States of America.

There are four levels of certification: intermediate, higher intermediate, advanced, and higher advanced. The exam consists of listening, reading, oral, and written productions. For a detailed description, access Celpe-Bras' official page: http://celpebras.inep.gov.br/celpebras/

The exam is offered according to the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official initiative. 

For 2022, these are the official dates:

Written exam: October 10th, 2022 (in-person only)

Oral exam: October 10th, 2022 (by appointment, in-person only)

Registration is now closed.

For more information, please contact the exam coordinator, Dr. Eugênia Fernandes (esfernandes@ucdavis.edu).