Why Choose CELPIP?

A Canadian Test
The CELPIP Test is developed in Canada, by Canadians. It incorporates Canadian English and accents as used in Canada.

A Trusted Test
The CELPIP Test is officially designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English language proficiency for permanent resident status in Canada and for Canadian citizenship.

Led by Canada’s Premier English Language Testing Organization
Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia, has become Canada’s premier English language testing organization and is committed to developing tests that meet the highest quality standards in the field.

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CELPIP is valid and reliable

The CELPIP Test is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia. Paragon is committed to developing tests that meet the highest quality standards in the field.

Paragon’s Test Research and Development unit is responsible for designing, developing, and conducting research on the company’s tests of English proficiency and other content areas as they emerge.  In support of the company’s overall mission, the Test R&D unit’s mission is to develop and produce innovative, valid, fair, accurate, and high quality assessments through collaboration among the unit’s members and with its many stakeholders. 

Paragon is dedicated to sharing the results of research on its English language testing program with those who use its tests. See our latest research on the CELPIP Test.

CELPIP is Secure

Paragon is committed to providing a highly secure testing environment. It is of great importance to the integrity of the CELPIP Test. We ensure that our test content is protected, our test takers’ identities are verified, and our test centre staff members are trained to follow all policies and procedures.


Contact us

Email assessments@paragontesting.ca to find out more about how the CELPIP Test can be of benefit to your organization, or how to become a CELPIP score user.