The Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) is a standardized, 4-skill American English test at the highest level of proficiency.
Valid Results at the Highest Level of Proficiency
ECPE test users can depend on an international certification to advance toward educational and professional goals.
Legacy of Success
English language learners around the world have received ECPE certification since 1953.
Secure & Reliable Test
Only Authorized Test Centers administer the ECPE.
Revised ECPE Launching May 2021
The popular Examination for the Certification of Proficiency in English (ECPE) is undergoing a revision. The test updates will reflect feedback from test users, changes to the test-taker population, and new thinking in language assessment. The revised exam will be administered for the first time in May 2021.
- New listening parts 1 & 2
- Listening part 3 played twice
- Reduction in the total number of items
- New writing tasks with more time to write
- New writing scoring criteria
- More accessible: More topics and scenarios for a younger demographic
- Coherent progression: More task type commonality between ECCE and ECPE
- Increased efficiency: Reduced number of total items
New Sample Tests for 2021 Revised ECPE & ECCE
New ECPE Writing Section Webinar
2021 and Beyond: Updates to the ECCE & ECPE
Revised ECCE and ECPE Test Specifications Available
Achieve a Respected International Certification
Test takers can confidently prove their English skills with a Michigan Language Assessment certification that is backed by the University of Michigan and Cambridge Assessment English.