Certification of Competence in Italian

ILC now offers the possibility to sit exams to obtain certification of competence in Italian as a foreign language, issued by Università Roma Tre.

BOOK YOUR CERT. IT. EXAM

Cert.It (Certificazione Italiano come Lingua Straniera) is officially recognised as a certification of competence by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI – Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale) and the Ministry of Education and Merit (MIUR – Ministero dell’Istruzione e del Merito).

The Cert.It. exam is divided into five levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR):

  • A1 – certificate of basic competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • A2 – certificate of basic competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • B1 – certificate of elementary competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • B2 – certificate of intermediate competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • C1 – certificate of advanced competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • C2 – certificate of advanced proficiency in Italian as a foreign language

The Cert.It. exams are intended for foreigners who need to provide a certificate in the following cases:

  • applying for an Italian residence permit (A2)
  • students wanting to study in an Italian University (B2)
  • Italian, non-Italian and foreign teachers working in Italy (C2)

 

Location and dates:

The Italian Language Centre is an affiliated institution where the Cert.It. exams take place at 473 Lutwyche Road LUTWYCHE QLD 4030 on the following dates:

Cert. It. Exams A2 and B1 – Exam date: 28 May
Bookings open 26 March 2024 and close 30 April 2024 

Cert. It. Exams A1 and B2 – Exam date: 7 November
Bookings open 16 September 2024 and close 2 October 2024

Exam structure and descriptions

EXAM STRUCTURE

Section
Sezione

Level and number of tasks
Livello e Numero prove
Score
Punteggio
Listening
Ascolto

A1 – 4

A2 – 4

B1 – 3
B2 – 3

25

25

20
25

Reading
Lettura

A1 – 4

A2 – 4

B1 – 4
B2 – 5

25

25

30
25

Writing
Produzione scritta

A1 – 2

A2 – 2

B1 – 2
B2 – 3

20

20

20
25

Speaking
Produzione orale

A1 – 1

A2 – 1

B1 – 2
B2 – 2

30

30

30
25

  Length of Exam
Durata esame
 

Reading, Writing, Listening

Ascolto, Lettura, Produzione scritta

Speaking

Produzione orale

A1 2 hours
2 ore
5 minutes
5 minuti
A2 2 hours
2 ore
5 minutes
5 minuti
B1 2 hours
2 ore
10 minutes
10 minuti
B2 2 hours
2 ore
10 minutes
10 minuti

To pass the exam candidates must achieve at least 60% of the total score in the Listening, Reading and Writing Sections, and at least 60% of the score in the Speaking Section.

For more information about the exams, please click on the links below. You will find detailed level descriptions about the tasks as well as exam samples.

Level A1 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-a1-livello-di-contatto/

Level A2 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-a2-livello-di-sopravvivenza/

Level B1 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-b1-livello-soglia/

Level B2 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-b2-livello-dellautonomia/

Level C1 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-c1-livello-dellefficacia/

Level C2 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-c2-livello-della-padronanza-avanzato-superiore/