The Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in
English (ECPE) is an advanced (C2) academic EFL exam. The
language used in the test is American-English.
Who is it for?
The ECPE is a test of advanced English language proficiency, reflecting skills and content typically used in university or professional contexts.
What is the Michigan ECPE test like?
The test takes 3 hours and has these sections:
- Listening - 2 sections, 50 questions
- Cloze test - 1 passage, 20 questions
- Grammar - 40 questions
- Vocabulary - 40 questions
- Reading - 4 sections, 20 questions
- Writing - 1 task
- Speaking - interview with examiner
How does the ECPE compare to other exams?
Those receiving an ECPE Certificate would
be expected to have language skills comparable to those receiving a Cambridge
Proficiency of English (CPE). ECPE Certificate holders are at the C2 level.
Click to see a table comparing Michigan ECPE with other international exams.
How is the ECPE scored?
Those who obtain passing scores on all four sections of the ECPE are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency. Those with high scores on all four sections are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency with Honors.
Where do I take the test?
At a test center in your country. Click
here to find a test center.
How much does it cost?
The test fees are set by each center.
About $220 USD or €185 euros.
For further details, please contact:
The Michigan English web site