Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English - CPE)
Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), is a high-level qualification that is officially recognized by universities, employers and governments around the world. Since its introduction in 1913, the test has undergone several revisions, most recently in 2002. These changes, which were based on the results of extensive research in English-language testing, have enabled the test to keep pace with changes in language teaching and testing while ensuring that the test remain reliable, relevant and candidate-friendly.
Cambridge English: Proficiency is targeted at Level C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. Candidates can choose to take Cambridge English: Proficiency as either a paper-based or a computer-based exam.
It is aimed at learners who have achieved an extremely high level of skill in the English language and want to:
- study demanding subjects at the highest levels including postgraduate and PhD programs
- actively engage in academic life by participating confidently in tutorials and seminars
- lead on complex and challenging research projects
- negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings
The CPE is officially recognized in Greece by the state (ASEP/Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) and the private sector as a C2 level certification of English language competence.
Cambridge English: Proficiency is accepted by thousands of organizations, employers and governments around the world as a reliable, accurate and fair test of English.
- Academic support for Language School Owners and language teachers
- CPE Format and Content
- Mandatory Test Day Photography
- Ban on Cambridge English candidates bringing mobile phones or any other electronic devices into examinations rooms
- The Cambridge English Scale