Certification test Practice Placer test
Purpose This high stakes test is used to assess the ICAO English language proficiency language level for official Certification purposes. The test must be proctored, with appropriate test-taker identification and test security. This low stakes version of the test is used:
1.  to assess overall ICAO level and place individuals into the right level for training.
2.  to allow test-takers to practice for the Certification test.
3.  to use as an instructional activity within training.
Test Content
Language tested aviation and general English aviation and general English
Duration of test ~25 to 30 minutes ~15 to 20 minutes
Number of questions 78 54
Sections included in the test Aviation Reading, Common English Reading, Repeat, Short Answer Questions, Readback, Corrections and Confirmations, Story Retelling, Open Questions Aviation Reading, Common English Reading, Repeat, Short Answer Questions, Readback, Corrections and Confirmations, Story Retelling
Legally defensible for high stakes certification Yes  
Test Scoring
Score precision Most precise, with reliability statistics based on field studies Estimate of what final score may be within a confidence range
ICAO language level score final ICAO language level Estimate of the current ICAO language level only
Overall numeric score Precise numeric score on a 10-to-70 point scale No numeric score provided
ICAO sub-skill scores Yes  
Detailed explanation of language capabilities Yes  
Test-taker certificate of final score and ICAO language level Available through authorized test partners only  
Test Security
Secure capture and storage of test-taker responses Yes Yes
Anonymous test ID numbers to ensure data privacy Yes Yes
Random test form to prevent cheating Yes fixed form of test only
Test Delivery & Administration
Available languages for test instructions English English
Delivery over telephone Standard Access Service with toll dial-in to regional access points.
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Delivery over computer Can be installed on PCs that meet minimum system requirements in a secure testing location. Learn more...