Registering for the Examinations

Registering Candidates for the BCCE™ & ALCE™ Exams (Language Schools)

If you are a Language School Owner or English language teacher, you can submit the applications of your students online.

To register your students for the BCCE™ and ALCE™ examinations, you can submit the applications and examination fees online through the ORFEAS system. Registering candidates through the ORFEAS Online Registration System is straightforward and requires only a few simple steps. At the same time, using ORFEAS to register your candidates also allows you to:

  • check at any particular time the status of your candidates’ applications
  • securely pay for the examination fees using your credit card
  • select your students’ examination building and sitting
  • change or correct personal information on your students’ applications
  • change or correct information about your school (e.g. address, telephone numbers)
  • find out the examination schedules of your students
  • receive e-mail announcements on when exam results will be available
  • have access to and print overall and individual examination results for all examinations
  • have access to preparation material

All you need is to log in the school code and Password you have been given by the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications.

Registering for the BCCE & ALCE Exams as an Individual Candidate

If you are an individual candidate, you can submit your application online.

You can register for the BCCE™ and ALCE™ examinations set by the Hellenic American University, using ORFEAS for Individual Candidates and charging your credit card. Registering through the ORFEAS Online Registration System is straightforward and requires a series of only a few simple steps. At the same time, registration through ORFEAS allows you to:

  • check at any particular time the status of your application
  • securely pay for the examination fees using your credit card
  • select your examination's building and sitting
  • check your examination schedule
  • have access to and print your examination results

To use the online registration system ORFEAS for Individual Candidates, you will need to have a valid e-mail address. Get started with ORFEAS for Individual Candidates.

Nonstandard Test Accommodations

The Hellenic American Union and Hellenic American University are committed to ensuring that candidates for the Advanced Level Certificate in English (ALCE™) and the Basic Communication Certificate in English (BCCE™) have a fair opportunity to demonstrate their language ability under reasonable and appropriate test conditions.

For this reason, candidates with documented physical disabilities as well as emotional or psychological disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder may request nonstandard testing accommodations that do not affect the accuracy of the measure used for the skill that is being tested.

Nonstandard testing accommodations may include:

1. Extra time
Some candidates may need extra time to complete one of the sections. Candidates can request an additional 25% of the usual testing time for the GVR section and/or the Writing section of the test. Such candidates may have a temporary disability, such as a broken or fractured bone in their main hand.  However, some candidates may need up to an additional 50% of the normal testing time. These candidates may be visually impaired, may have dyslexia, or may have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
2. Supervised Extra Rest Breaks
Some candidates with a psychological disability may require extra breaks during one or more of the test sections. During the additional rest breaks, the test time counter will stop and will resume when the candidate is ready to continue.
3. Reader
Candidates with a visual impairment may need a reader to read the test for them.
4. Scribe
Candidates with a visual or motor impairment may need a scribe to record their answers and/or to write their response to the writing section. In such situations, candidates will dictate their response to the scribe who will write it down exactly as dictated.
5. Headphones
Candidates with a hearing impairment may need the aid of headphones for the listening section.
6. Alternate test format
Candidates who are visually impaired may need their test booklets to be printed in a large font.


To make a request for nonstandard test accommodation, interested candidates should:

  • Fill in the form for a “Non-standard Test Accommodations Request Form ALCE™, BCCE™”
  • Provide documentation of the disability from a licensed or certified public sector professional who is qualified to evaluate the examinee's disability. The document should describe the candidate’s disability in detail.
  • Submit the form and all the documentation to the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications at least four weeks before the test date.

Documentation in a language other than English must be translated into English by an authorized professional or authority such as a lawyer or the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Translation Service.

Either the original certified translation or a certified copy of the original certified translation can be submitted.

Download the form:

  • Nonstandard Test Accommodations Request Form

Denial/modification of Requests

Requests for accommodation may be denied or modified, or test results may be invalidated if:

  • The documentation is submitted at the time of the examination or after the examination
  • The documentation is not from a qualified professional
  • The disability is not clearly described and does not clearly define the extent of the disability (“poor eyesight” or “psychological difficulties” is too vague)
  • The documentation is outdated and does not describe the examinee’s current functioning
  • The disability does not affect the examinee’s test performance
Last Update At: 2016/02/08 - 14:56:29

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Center for Examinations and Certifications
Didotou 15
10680 Athens
Switchboard: +30 2103680000
Fax: +30 2103634200




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