Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese (CELPE-Bras)

Celpe Bras

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) in the West Coast of The United States of America.

Officially acknowledged by the Brazilian government, the Celpe-Bras exam is useful for both professional and academic sectors.

There are four levels of certification: intermediate, higher intermediate, advanced and higher advanced. The exam consists of listening, reading, oral and written productions. Around the world, universities offer the exam twice a year, usually in May and October.

Before applying for the exam, candidates must hold a valid identification document (passport, official national ID card or driver's license).

1/2019 EDITION


Official information:


Important Dates:

Registration: from March 18th to March 28th at http://celpebras.inep.gov.br/inscricao  (Brasília, Brazil, Time Zone). Fee: $72 to be paid until March 29th.
Written exam: May 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Oral exam: May 28th and March 29th (by appointment).

After your registration at the official website,
follow the instructions sent by the coordinator to pay the fee.

The exam takes place at UC Davis.

Do you want to see previous exams?

Visit http://www.ufrgs.br/acervocelpebras/acervo

For more information, please contact the exam coordinator, Eugênia Fernandes (esfernandes@ucdavis.edu), or vice-coordinator, Fernanda Righi (frighi@ucdavis.edu).