Bow Valley College is a CELPIP Certified Testing Centre.

CELPIP (the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is an English language proficiency test designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent resident status in Canada and Canadian citizenship.

CELPIP provides a valid and reliable measurement of a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials.


Two versions of the CELPIP Test are available:


The CELPIP-General Test assesses functional Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills, and is accepted by IRCC as proof of English language proficiency for permanent residency in Canada and for Canadian citizenship

The CELPIP-General LS Test assesses functional Listening and Speaking proficiency, and is accepted by IRCC as proof of English language proficiency for Canadian citizenship. 

CELPIP features include:
  • Easy online registration and payment
  • Computer assessment delivery
  • Canadian test incorporating Canadian English and accents
  • Quick online scoring of results
  • FREE online practice test
  • Additional test preparation materials

To register for CELPIP at Bow Valley College, view upcoming test dates, or for more information visit the official CELPIP website here.

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300 - 6 Avenue SE

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