Online Language Proficiency Testing

Language is the foundation of communication across all industries, professions, educational institutions, and social organizations around the globe. The language proficiency testing service at NYU's School of Professional Studies provides accessible and affordable language competency assessment that can help you advance in both academic and workplace settings.

Grounded in the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), we offer proficiency exams for more than 30 languages. Point scoring is equivalent to undergraduate-level language study at US colleges, and is used by many universities to grant academic credit or advanced placement in your language of study. The test also may be used for those who require it for professional purposes, such as teachers who need certification or verification of language proficiency; government or law enforcement officials who seek career advancement; or individuals who wish to establish linguistic competence for business objectives, such as a promotion or job placement.

For more information or to register to take a language proficiency exam, please click on the language exam you wish to take. Language proficiency tests are offered exclusively online through a convenient, remotely-proctored platform. Results for exams are issued within two to three weeks of the testing date, and scores are valid for three years. Please email us at with any questions.

Testing Accessibility & Accommodations

Our testing vendor, Examity, continuously assesses and updates their product and materials to meet the high standards and accessibility best practices established within the WCAG Guidelines. Learn more about our special and supported testing accommodations here.