Paragon Testing Enterprises supports instructors who are working to help prospective test takers improve their English language skills and reach their target scores on the CELPIP Test. To assist in preparing prospective test takers, we have provided the following resources:

Get to Know the Test

The first step in preparing for the CELPIP Test is to familiarize test takers with the test format and scoring. Review the following pages:

It will also be helpful to review the Free Online Sample Tests, sign in to your CELPIP Account and take a Free Practice Test, and attend an upcoming or pre-recorded information session.

Go Through the Study Materials

There is a variety of study materials available to help test takers prepare for the CELPIP Test, including Online Practice Tests, Study Guides, and more.

Read the CELPIP Instructor Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with test tips, study materials, and new developments by receiving our monthly newsletter.

Sign Up for FREE CELPIP Instructor Training

CELPIP Instructor Training provides instructors with thorough knowledge of the CELPIP Tests as well as useful tips and resources for teaching test preparation. This three-hour course is ideal for instructors who are teaching a CELPIP preparation course, tutoring individual students, or seeking more information about the CELPIP Tests.


  • Insight into each test component
  • Background information on question types, scoring, and assessment
  • Explanation of the Performance Standards for the Speaking and Writing Tests
  • Tips for teaching test preparation
  • PDF Instructor Training Manual
  • Certificate of Completion

Instructors have the choice between two training formats: live and recorded.  The live sessions have the advantage of allowing participants to ask the trainer questions during the class.  The recorded version allows participants to complete the training at a time that is convenient to them and at their own pace.  It also includes comprehension quizzes and the opportunity to follow up with questions via email.

Note: Instructors must register at least one week prior to the training to allow time for processing of applications.


  • A live, online session taught by a CELPIP expert
  • Opportunity for questions and discussion


  • A recorded session taught by a CELPIP Expert
  • Comprehension quizzes with explanations of answers
  • Ability to complete the training at one’s convenience
Please note that the recorded training program will become available in your CELPIP account on the training dates specified below.  Participants must fully complete the recorded training program within 10 days of the start date in order to be eligible for a certificate of completion and to receive a PDF Instructor Training Manual.
Participants must create a CELPIP account prior to the training date selected.

Date Time Description
Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Sunday, June 9, 2019

Last day to register: Thursday, May 23

Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session
Friday, May 31, 2019

Last day to register: Friday, May 24

9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET Live session
Thursday, June 27, 2019 to Sunday, July 7, 2019

Last day to register: Thursday, June 20

Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session
Friday, June 28, 2019

Last day to register: Friday, June 21

9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET Live session


Please note: Instructor Training sessions are not suitable for test takers, CELPIP Raters, or members of test centre personnel.



Find out what the guidelines are to operate a test preparation program for Paragon’s CELPIP Test.


  • Chris Koelbleitner is Manager of the Instructional Products and Programs Unit at Paragon Testing Enterprises. Chris has over 17 years of experience as a TESL/TEFL professional in Canada and Japan. Chris has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the CELPIP Test, and has worked in rater training, scores management, as well as instructional design. He holds a BA (English); MA (English) and a CELTA.

    Chris Koelbleitner
    Chris Koelbleitner
  • John is an online instructor and content developer at Paragon. He has been a teacher and test preparation instructor for over 20 years in Asia and Canada. John's teaching experiences have given him a well-rounded perspective on language teaching, learning, and assessment practices around the world. In addition to a CELTA, John holds a BA in Sociology, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and is working toward his PhD in Language and Literacy Education.

    John Haggerty
    John Haggerty