About CELPIP Online

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a general English language proficiency test.

The CELPIP Test allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assesses a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials.

CELPIP Online can be safely taken from home and is overseen by a secure, online  proctoring solution through ProProctor. CELPIP Online includes the same test format, content, and reporting scale as the CELPIP Test that is delivered in our test centres. CELPIP Online cannot be used for immigration or citizenship purposes.

What You Need to Know Before Registering for CELPIP Online

There are a few requirements before registering that you may need to consider and prepare for to ensure that your test day goes smoothly.

CELPIP Online Test Features


$280 + Taxes

Evaluates test taker’s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for professional designations. CELPIP Online follows the same format as the CELPIP-General Test. CELPIP Online cannot be taken for immigration or citizenship purposes.
Single 3-Hour Test Sitting
Takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session.
Taken from a home computer
CELPIP Online can be taken from your home computer. CELPIP Online is only available in Canada.
CELPIP Online total test time is about 3 hours and is done in one sitting
Listen to passages and answer questions
47–55 minutes
Read passages and answer questions
55–60 minutes
Respond to questions with written answers
53–60 minutes
Reply to on-screen prompts verbally
15–20 minutes

Test Scores

Each component of the CELPIP – General Test and the CELPIP – General LS Test is given a CELPIP level. Below is a chart of each CELPIP level and its corresponding description. Since the CELPIP test scores have been calibrated against the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels, we have included the CLB level equivalencies for your information.

Test Level DescriptorCELPIP LevelCLB Level
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts1212
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts1111
Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts1010
Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts99
Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts88
Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts77
Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts66
Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts55
Adequate proficiency for daily life activities44
Some proficiency in limited contexts33
Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assessM0, 1, 2
Not Administered: test taker did not receive this test componentNA/

Who Accepts CELPIP?

The CELPIP Tests prove English language proficiency for immigration purposes and professional designation.

CELPIP Online is not accepted by IRCC, and cannot be used for immigration or citizenship purposes. Click below to see which organizations accept CELPIP results as proof of English language proficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can we help you with?
When I took CELPIP, I found it was like speaking English in real life. You speak every day with your boss and with your friends, and the CELPIP Test represents those every-day, real-life language situations.
- Rafaela B., CELPIP Test Taker
I had taken other English language proficiency before, and CELPIP was more relatable to me. All of the questions were situations I was familiar with from daily life, and were like conversations I had experienced personally.
- Chrisna D., CELPIP Test Taker