Test Features

CAEL – Online

CAEL – At a Test Centre

Length:
Approximately 3.5 hours
Format:
5 integrated components
Testing Days: 
Friday – Sunday
Check-in Window 30 minutes after start 45 minutes before start
Location Online at home Test Centre
Availability Canada, USA Canada, USA, India, UAE, Philippines & China
Special Requirements

Accepted ID
Compatible computer system
Private room with table
Whiteboard recommended

For full requirements read here.

Accepted ID
Copy of test
confirmation email
Transfer Deadline* 48 hours before the date of the Test Session 9 days before the date of the Test Session
Transfer Fee* Free! $50 CAD (plus tax)
Cancellation Deadline 48 hours before the date of the Test Session 9 days before the date of the Test Session
Cancellation Refund Refund of fifty percent (50%) of the fee you paid for the Test Session registration. Refund of fifty percent (50%) of the fee you paid for the Test Session registration.

*You can only transfer to the same test type that you are registered for (only Online to Online, and only Test Centre to Test Centre)

Please note that in order to register for and take CAEL Online you must meet all of the computer system and room requirements. You can check your computer system for compatibility using our system checker tool; however, after test registration you will be required to complete another mandatory system check inside your CAEL account before taking the test.

Learn More About Each Test Type's Requirements

Read more about each test type's requirements and what to expect on the test day

CAEL - Online

Take CAEL online ​anywhere in Canada and the USA​.

CAEL at a Test Centre

Take CAEL ​in one of our 40+ test centres in our Canadian or international locations.

Have More Questions about Test Day?

To review our most frequently asked questions about CAEL, our test day procedures, and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. If you have further questions about the CAEL, please contact the CAEL Office for more information.

Additional Information about CAEL Policies

For more information about our cancellation and retake policies, and to view our available forms for special accommodations and more, click below.
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What I liked most about the CAEL was that you can do the test on the computer, it uses Canadian English, and the results are released quickly!
- Alinsson, CAEL - Test Taker
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I appreciated the availability of test dates for CAEL, and found it convenient and inexpensive compared to other English proficiency tests.
- Aashima, CAEL - Test Taker
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