CAEL Network

Supporting your clients and students to ensure their success at Canadian colleges and universities.

What is the CAEL?

CAEL is the leading academic English proficiency test for study in Canada that is accepted by all major English-language Canadian institutions. Find out more at

Quick Online Results

Available online in 8 business days, sent to 5 institutions at no extra cost

Computer-Delivered Test

Done in just one sitting and

includes features such as a

personal timer & word counter

Acceptance Across Canada

Accepted by over 180 Canadian

universities and colleges, including

all of the English U15 institutions

Accessible Study Materials

Free sample tests, videos, online information sessions, preparation courses, and webinars

What is the CAEL Online?

The online delivery of the CAEL Test is called CAEL Online. The test includes the same test format, content, and reporting scale as the CAEL CE Test. All Speaking and Writing responses also continue to be rated in the same manner by Paragon’s team of expert human raters in Canada. Find out more at 

Take the CAEL online ​anywhere in Canada, Mexico, the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan, Singapore, India, South Korea, Indonesia, and the UAE. More locations to come soon!

Features the same rating and results as CAEL CE

Follows the same format as CAEL CE

Single test sitting completed in 3.5 hours

Test is completed from your home

What is the CAEL Network?

For individuals and organizations looking for partnership benefits, Prometric is introducing the CAEL Network. This program will provide you with incentives for following business practices that align with Prometric values.

Referral Incentives*

Members can access our referral program, which provides materials to incentivize test registrations.

*For international agents and prep providers only

Leveraging Branding

Members can co-brand their materials with our logos, as well as with our exclusive Network Member badges

Trusted & Convenient

Client registrations can be made

directly through the agent

account dashboard

CAEL Network Benefits: Agents




Recognition as “CAEL/CELPIP Network - *level* Member”

Access to Prometric Branding/Marketing Materials

Test-Taker Registration and Affiliate Privileges with Commission

Listing on Prometric Website

Access to workshops and prep opportunities for test takers

1x year

Member Promotional Feature*




Free Accelerate codes




Free Practice Test codes

*Promotional features will be approved at the discretion of Paragon based on the availability of feature opportunities and suitability for test takers. All promotional features will be targeted and tailored for maximized reach of test takers. Requests for promotional features should be initiated by the Network Partner via email and should be all in service of providing value for test takers.

CAEL Network Benefits: Prep Providers




Access to all Agent Network benefits (listed above)

Ongoing instructor training

Access to workshop materials and tiered instructor training

Bulk discount on IPP Materials*




Discount on one live test with score per instructor

Free 100-hour prep program materials

*Discounts vary by region.

Application Process

In order to ensure all submissions are reviewed in a fair and timely manner, the following process has been created to apply for the Network Program:

  • Fill out the application form located at the bottom of this page.
  • Provide information requested paying close attention to contact details. Please provide accurate information to avoid additional delays.
  • Due to the high volume of applications, you can expect to hear back regarding the status of your application in approximately two weeks from when we receive it.

Admission Criteria

Prometric works closely with organizations around the world to ensure that our partners are of the highest quality, and are able to maintain test taker and stakeholder trust in our tests. Prior to joining the Network Program, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide a professional website and email address (no gmail or yahoo accounts will be accepted)
  • Provide relevant accreditation, professional designations, or membership in professional associations (such as RCIC, ICCRC, AIRC, ICEF, etc.)
  • Maintain a record clear of breaches from Prometric Test Security

Membership Review

To maintain consistently high levels of engagement with our partners, Prometric will work with you on an annual basis to ensure the program is working for all parties involved. This annual membership review includes:

  • Adherence to Branding Guidelines
  • Customer Service Satisfaction survey from Prometric
  • Sustained flow of referrals/registered test takers from approved agent affiliate links

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