The Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese for Foreigners (CELPE-Bras) examination is the only one which is officially acknowledged by the Brazilian Government. The CELPE-Bras may also be required by many institutions in the Brazilian 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 takes place twice a year, in May and in October.
Before applying for the exam, candidates must provide an identification document (passport, official national ID card or driver's licence) and pay a registration fee of $75.
The University of California, Davis, is the only institution accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education to administer the exam in the West Coast of The United States of America.
For more information, please contact the exam coordinator, Eugênia Fernandes (firstname.lastname@example.org).