For all of you who want to communicate using written and spoken English at an advanced level, CAE is the ideal certification option.

Is CAE for you?


Can you…
use English in an effective way for professional or study purposes?
use English confidently and flexibly?
produce clear, well-structured texts on complex issues?

If this describes your current skills or  the level of skills you are working towards, then CAE is the right exam for you.


What will CAE offer to you?

  • A FCE certificate has lifelong validity.
  • It is an international certificate recognised around the world for business and study purposes.
  • CAE is recognised by thousands of companies, universities and public sector institutions as a qualification in advanced English.
  • Passing the CAE exam gives you the confidence to take on the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Since CAE covers all 4 key language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking- it will increase your confidence to use English in real-life situations.


How will the CAE certificate help you?

CAE is at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) .

At level C1 typical English users are able to:

  • read fairly quickly
  • understand complex opinions
  • produce clear, detailed, and well-structured texts
  • express themselves well with a good degree of fluency
  • use English flexibly for social, professional and academic purposes.


What does the exam involve?

The CAE exam has 5 sections:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Use of English
  • Listening
  • Speaking


Time of examination

The CAE exam can be taken in May and December.