Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)

Cambridge English: Proficiency is also known as the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). This qualification shows that you have mastered English and can use it fluently in demanding research, academic and professional situations. This is the highest Cambridge English qualification.

Level of qualification: Proficient = C2 on the Common European Framework.

Exam dates, fees and locations

Andorra

Date Type of exam Registration period Price
To be confirmed   Paper  To be confirmed   228€

Barcelona

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
06/05/2017 Paper Closed 228€
08/06/2017 Paper Until 27/04/2017 228€
15/07/2017 Computer Until 28/06/2017 or places run out* 228€

 * Limited places

 

Bilbao

  Date Type of exam Registration period Price
08/06/2017 Paper Based Untill 28/04/2017 228€
15/07/2017 Computer Based Until 30/06/2017 or places run out* 228€

*Limited places

Madrid

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
06/05/2017 Paper Closed 228€
26/05/2017 Computer Until 07/05/2017 or places run out* 228€
08/06/2017 Paper Until 18/04/2017 228€
15/07/2017 Computer Until 02/07/2017 or places run out* 228€

*Limited places

Menorca

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
To be confirmed   Paper  To be confirmed   228€

Palma de Mallorca

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
08/06/2017 Paper Until 29/04/2017 228€

Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration period Fees
08/06/2017 Paper  Until 27/04/2017 228€ 

Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration period Fees
08/06/2017 Paper Until 10/04/2017 228€

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM? 

You should take the CPE if you want to prove to employers that you can use English at a senior management level, or if you want to study at postgraduate or PhD level at an English-speaking university.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • understand almost everything you hear or read in English
  • use and understand formal, academic and colloquial language
  • negotiate, argue and discuss the subtle issues of complex subjects.

HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?

There are four parts to the CPE exam. You will complete papers Reading & Use of English, Writing and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the speaking with two examiners and one other candidate.

 CPE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed 1hr 30 mins 1hr 30 mins 40 mins 16 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total) 40% 20% 20% 20%