Accessing your scores online

CELPIP Test scores are available online through your CELPIP Account in 8 business days after your test date. For test takers that order Express Rating, your CELPIP Test scores will be available in 3 business days after your test date. Please note that business days do not include weekends or holidays. You will receive an email notification once your scores are available. Your CELPIP Test scores can be accessed and viewed online in your CELPIP Account for a period of 2 years, from your test date.

Two print copies of your CELPIP Official Score Report will be mailed to your registered address via Canada Post. The first two CELPIP Official Score Reports are included in your test registration fee. Additional Official Score Reports can be ordered through your CELPIP Account, for a fee of $20.00 CAD + tax. Priority shipping, at an additional fee, may also be requested, with shipping prices varying depending on your address.

Additional score reports are only available for tests that have been taken within the last 2 years. The length of time that your scores are considered valid by various institutions, however, is determined by their individual policies. You can obtain this information from these institutions.

Please note that the fees charged for additional CELPIP Official Score Reports are non-refundable.

Understanding your 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.

CELPIP Level CELPIP Descriptor CLB Level
12 Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts 12
11 Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts 11
10 Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts 10
9 Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts 9
8 Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts 8
7 Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts 7
6 Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts 6
5 Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts 5
4 Adequate proficiency for daily life activities 4
3 Some proficiency in limited contexts 3
M Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess 0, 1, 2
NA Not Administered: test taker did not receive this test component /

The computer automatically scores the Listening and Reading Tests. Responses to the Writing and Speaking tests are scored by trained and experienced CELPIP Raters.

Speaking Performance Standards

Categories

Factors

1. Content/Coherence

  •  Number of ideas
  • Quality of ideas
  • Organization of ideas
  • Examples and supporting details
2. Vocabulary

  • Word choice
  • Suitable use of words and phrases
  • Range of words and phrases
  • Precision and accuracy
3. Listenability

  • Rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation
  • Pauses, interjections, and self-correction
  • Grammar and sentence structure
  • Variety of sentence structure
4. Task Fulfillment

  • Relevance
  • Completeness
  • Tone
  • Length

Writing Performance Standards

 

Categories Factors
1. Content/Coherence

 

  • Number of ideas
  • Quality of ideas
  • Organization of ideas
  • Examples and supporting details
2. Vocabulary

 

  • Word choice
  • Suitable use of words and phrases
  • Range of words and phrases
  • Precision and accuracy
3. Readability

 

  • Format and paragraphing
  • Connectors and transitions
  • Grammar and sentence structure
  • Spelling and punctuation
4. Task Fulfillment

 

  • Relevance
  • Completeness
  • Tone
  • Word count

Approximate Scores and CELPIP Levels for the Listening Test

CELPIP Level Listening Score /38
10-12 35-38
9 33-35
8 30-33
7 27-31
6 22-28
5 17-23
4 11-18
3 7-12
M 0-7

Approximate Scores and CELPIP Levels for the Reading Test

CELPIP Level Reading Score /38
10-12 33-38
9 31-33
8 28-31
7 24-28
6 19-25
5 15-20
4 10-16
3 8-11
M 0-7

Disclaimer: This example chart shows how raw scores in the Reading Test approximately correspond to CELPIP Levels. Since questions may have different levels of difficulty and may therefore be equated differently, the raw score for a certain level may vary slightly from one test to another.