What to Bring on Test Day
We will require all test takers to wear face masks to test sittings. You must wear a mask upon arrival at the test centre and must keep it on while taking the test. You can bring either a disposable mask or a cloth face covering. We reserve the right to refuse entry if you are not wearing a mask.
1. Valid Photo Identification
On test day, you must bring the original, valid identification that you used to register for the test, and you must present this identification at check-in. If the identification document that you bring with you on test day does not meet the following requirements, you will not be allowed to take the test, and you will not be able to transfer your test or receive a refund.
Your Identification Document must remain the same
Your Identification Document must be original
Your Identification Document must be valid
Your Identification Document must be unexpired
What kinds of photo identification are accepted for the CELPIP Tests?
|Test Location||For IRCC Purposes (Permanent Residency & Citizenship Applications)||For Non-IRCC Purposes|
Same IDs +
Same IDs +
|Unaccepted IDs (For All Test Types & Purposes)|
*Expired Canadian Refugee Protection Claimant Documents must be pre-approved by our office every time you register for a test. For approval, please send a scan or picture of your expired Refugee protection claimant document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Expired refugee protection claimant documents that are not pre-approved by our office may not be accepted on test day. No refunds or transfers will be given for refused entries.
IMPORTANT: Test takers who do not provide their valid identification during check-in at the test sitting will be refused entry to the test and will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.
If you registered for the CELPIP Test with a passport booklet, we recommend that you do not send it away for any reason (i.e., extensions or visa renewals) before your scheduled test date. If you are required to do so, please send away your passport booklet after you have taken the test or before you register for the test. If you do not provide your passport booklet or the identification document that you registered with at the test sitting, you will be refused entry to the test and no refunds or transfers will be given.
2. Test Confirmation Email
Once registered, you will be emailed a test confirmation email. Make sure to bring a digital or print copy of the email with you to the test sitting.
The test confirmation email will include the following information:
Test Day Procedures
Important Warning About Cheating
Cheating on the CELPIP Test may cancel your test results. Paragon considers cheating to include any action (i.e., memorizing test answers based on questions from previous CELPIP Tests, or submitting a false score report to a government agency or other organization) that will help you gain an unfair advantage on the CELPIP Test. These actions may result in severe consequences.
Paragon reserves the right to report a suspected cheater to a government agency (i.e., Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) or other organization that the test taker is applying to for investigation and enforcement.