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 2024/1, these are the official dates:

Written exam: April 23rd, 2024(in-person only)

Oral exam: April 23rd, 2024 and April 24th, 2024  (by appointment, in-person only)

Final results will be available on July 8th, 2024.

Registration is open until March 1st, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (Brasília, Brazil, official time). Access INEP's website to register: http://celpebras.inep.gov.br/celpebras/. The coordinator will contact the participants to follow up with the registration.

For more information, contact Dr. Eugênia Fernandes, at esfernandes@ucdavis.edu.