Celpe Bras

Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese (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) on the West Coast of The United States of America.

Officially acknowledged by the Brazilian government, Celpe-Bras 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. 

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

For 2021, these are the official dates:

Registration: from July 26 to August 6th, 2021

Written exam: December 7th, 2021

Oral exam: December 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2021 (by appointment)

To register, visit the following link: http://celpebras.inep.gov.br/celpebras/ (Click on Realizar inscrição)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation with the next steps within 48 hours. Be ready to send a digital copy of your identification document and pay the exam fee ($75 via PayPal).

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