What to Bring on Test Day
Test centres may require test takers to wear a mask. If masking is required, you must wear a mask upon arrival at the test centre and must keep it on while taking the test, including the Speaking component. You can bring either a disposable mask or a cloth face covering.
1. Valid Photo Identification
What kinds of photo identification are accepted for CAEL?
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*Expired Canadian Refugee Protection Claimant Documents must be pre-approved by our office every time you register for a test. For approval, please send a scan or picture of your expired Refugee protection claimant document by email to email@example.com. Expired refugee protection claimant documents that are not pre-approved by our office may not be accepted on test day. No refunds or transfers will be given for refused entries.
IMPORTANT: Test takers who do not provide their valid identification during check-in at the test sitting will be refused entry to the test and will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.
If you registered for the CAEL Test with a passport booklet, we recommend that you do not send it away for any reason (i.e., extensions or visa renewals) before your scheduled test date. If you are required to do so, please send away your passport booklet after you have taken the test or before you register for the test. If you do not provide your passport booklet or the identification document that you registered with at the test sitting, you will be refused entry to the test and no refunds or transfers will be given.
If you have any questions about acceptable identification, please contact us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Identification Document must remain the same
Your Identification Document must be original
Your Identification Document must be valid
Your Identification Document must be unexpired
Once registered, you will be emailed a test confirmation email. Make sure to bring a digital or print copy of the email with you to the test sitting.
The test confirmation email will include the following information:
- Your test registration number.
- Your name. Check the name on the test confirmation email to make sure that it is spelled exactly the same as on your identification.
- Test sitting information. Check carefully the address of the testing centre, and the date and time of the test.
- Identification requirements for admission to the test.
*If you have not received (or have lost) your test confirmation email, please
1) check the junk folder in your email, or
2) contact our office.
Test Day Procedures
Important Warning About Cheating
Cheating on the CAEL Test may cancel your test results. Paragon considers cheating to include any action (i.e., memorizing test answers based on questions from previous CAEL Tests, or submitting a false score report to a government agency or other organization) that will help you gain an unfair advantage on the CAEL Test. These actions may result in severe consequences.
Paragon reserves the right to report a suspected cheater to a government agency (i.e., Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) or other organization that the test taker is applying to for investigation and enforcement.
Reporting Issues With Your Test
Report any issues that occur during your test to the test centre personnel immediately. If there was a technical issue that may have affected your results, you must report it at email@example.com within 48 hours of your test.
Test centre personnel will provide a contact card upon request. No corrective action will be taken for problems that are reported after scores have been released or more than 48 hours after the test sitting, whichever comes first.