CELI Examination


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2024 Exam dates

CELI Impatto 1, 2, 3

Tuesday 13 March 
Enrol & pay by 8 February

CELI Adolescenti 1, 2, 3

For children between 13 and 17 years of age:
Saturday 18 May 
Enrol & pay by 12 April

All levels 

Monday 18 June 
Enrol & pay by 17 May

Tuesday 20 November 
Enrol & pay by 17 October


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Please note that your enrolment with payment must be received by the due date in order to confirm your admission to the exam.

CO.AS.IT. is an accredited CELI Exam Centre, authorised by the Universit√† per Stranieri di Perugia to organise and administer all levels of CELI exams.

The Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana (Certificate of Knowledge of Italian Language), or CELI, is an internationally recognised qualification of the Italian language destined for applicants wanting to validate their relative Italian fluency, offered by the Universit√† per Stranieri di Perugia. It is accepted as an official qualification notably by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is one of the qualifications used by foreigners to get entrance into any Italian university or higher education institution.


The CELI Qualification is open to all applicants wishing to validate their abilities in the Italian language once registered. There is a special qualification (CELI adolescenti) for secondary students aged 13 to 17 years.

Qualifications levels

CELI offers six qualification levels modelled on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): CELI IMPATTO (A1 CEFR); CELI UNO (A2 CEFR); CELI DUE (B1 CEFR) ; CELI TRE (B2 CEFR); CELI QUATTRO (C1 CEFR); CELI CINQUE (C2 CEFR).
>>> See a detailed description of the requirements of each level

Exam procedure

The exam tests all four language competencies: speaking, writing, listening and reading.

On the morning of the examination day the candidates sit for a written test comprised of three parts, aimed at assessing listening, reading and writing skills. After a break each candidate will then sit through an individual oral test with two examiners.

The duration of the various parts of the exam varies according to the level ranging from one hour and a half for the CELI 1 exam, to four hours and forty-five minutes for the CELI 5 exam.

Preparatory lessons

It is advised to attend preparatory lessons specifically designed to assist you in the exam. CO.AS.IT. offers such lessons two weeks prior to each examination date. Preparatory lessons are tailored to the needs of students; usually sessions are approximately one hour. These can be purchased with your examination enrolment in either 3- or 5-lesson blocks.
Costs: $180 (inc GST) for 3 lessons and $280 (inc GST) for 5 lessons.

Fee schedule

  • Exam fees
  • $280
  • Note: Payment and enrolment form must be received by the due date indicated in order to confirm your admission to the exam.
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Payment by cash, cheque, money order or credit card. NB Withdrawals made AFTER the exam registration deadline CANNOT be refunded.