All prospective CAEL Test Centres must demonstrate that they meet Paragon Testing Enterprise’s standards and guidelines in order to be considered to deliver CAEL.

The facility must have the following:

  • An isolated testing room that is comfortable and quiet
  • Computer workstations that meet our technical requirements
  • A check-in area, secure storage area, and washrooms in close proximity to the testing room
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Safety measures including emergency exit plans and fire extinguishers
  • Commitment to scheduling test sittings months in advance on CAEL testing days
  • Ability to run a demo test in the testing room prior to every test weekend
  • Capacity to provide trained, certified staff for all test sittings

More detailed requirements are listed in the CAEL Test Centre application.


If you represent a facility that is interested in becoming a CAEL Test Centre, we encourage you to complete our online application. Please note that not all applications will receive a response.

CAEL Test Centre Application

Contact Information

Name of organization (required):

Address (required):

City (required):

Country (required):

Website (required):

Name of contact (required):

Position (required):

Email (required):

Phone number (required):


Desired frequency of CAEL testing (number of sittings per week/month) (required):

Number of computer workstations in testing room (minimum 20) (required):

Operating System installed on workstations in the testing room (required):

Upload Images of Facility and Lab

Please upload sample photos of the testing room (total file upload size cannot exceed 2MB):


Thank you for your interest in becoming a CAEL Test Centre. We will review your application however, due to the high volume of applications only selected centres will be contacted.

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  • "One of CAEL’s most attractive features is its academic focus. That is, CAEL results provide a reliable indicator of the potential for academic success because its test focus is application rather than ascertaining the student’s knowledge of language structure. We chose CAEL after careful examination of other well-known assessment tools and were impressed with its ease of administration and the technical support provided."

    Barbara Benson
    Barbara BensonUniversity of Windsor
  • "We have consistently found the test to be a much more accurate instrument for predicting academic success than the other tests available. We plan on continuing to use CAEL as long as it is available."

    Louis Buchanan
    Louis BuchananRyerson University
  • "We chose CAEL because it contains, and expects students to produce (in writing & speech), the actual academic language of the university community. This validity was crucial in our decision."

    Robert Berman
    Robert BermanUniversity of Alberta