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Where are the PACLE CertAcles exams recognised?

PACLE exams are fully recognised by the University of Valencia in according to agreement 156/2018 of 10 July, approved by the Governing Council​. Candidates who pass the exam and obtain the relevant certificate are able to certify their competence in a foreign language for undergraduate, postgraduate and master's degrees as well as mobility programmes. University staff will be able to certify their language skills for internal promotions or competitions within the university.

Certificates obtained through PACLE exams that also include the CertAcles seal are officially recognised by Spanish universities in accordance with of the agreement signed on 8 September 2011 by the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) and by the Regional Government of Valencia (Decree 61/2013 of 17 Mayaccrediting linguistic and communicative skills in foreign languages. 

They are also recognised by the Ministry of Defence and by several Autonomous Communities. You can check where the CertAcles exams are recognised here.

What is the difference between PACLE exams with the CertAcles seal and other B2 certifications exams organised by the Language Centre (not PACLE)?

PACLE exams with the CertAcles seal are recognised by the Spanish university system, the Regional Government of Valencia and certain local authorities. You can check where the CertAcles exams are recognised here.

The German and French certification exams are only recognised by the University of Valencia (more information here).

Who can register for exams?

The exams are open to anyone over 16 years of age whose native language is different from the one they want to certify.

How do I register for a certification exam?

To register can download the registration form with the general conditions and send it by email to together with proof of payment to the following account:

SANTANDER BANK IBAN: ES14 0049 5457 22 2716006043.

If you are entitled to the discount, please tick the corresponding box on the registration form.

  • University of Valencia students: attach a copy of your registration for the current academic year.
  • Students of the Language Centre UV: no need to attach documentation.
  • PAS/PDI/PIF UV: tick the corresponding box on the registration form so that we can inform the Languages Service.

You will receive an email to confirm that the registration has been completed correctly.

You can also hand in the registration form to the Secretary's Office of the Language Centre and pay by credit card.

Are there sample exams papers?

Yes. You can find sample exam papers and answer sheets here.

What score do I have to get to pass the exams?

You will find the assessment criteria and thresholds to pass each of the exams in the Candidate Guide.

How can I prepare for the exam?

On our website you can find a sample exam for each of the levels we certify. In addition, the Language Centre organises exam preparation courses several times a year. You can find out more on our website or write to

I have special needs, can the exam to be adapted?

Candidates with special needs must communicate this at the time of registration and submit the relevant documents. In collaboration with the Unit for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities at the UV, we will then adapt the materials and/or the conditions for the exam to be carried out.

Can the registration fees be refunded if I register and decide not to take the exam?

You will be refunded 50% if you request a refund up to 7 days before the exam. After this period there will be no refund.

I was unable to take the exam due to unforeseen circumstances. Can I get a refund for the fees?

There is no refund for any registration fees paid if you are unable to attend on the day of the exam.

When will the results be published?

The results will be published three to five weeks after the exam.

Where can I find my results?

The Language Centre's website and social networks will notify you when the results are available. In the next two working days a statement of results will be sent to the email address that you provided at the time of registration, regardless of whether you have passed the exam or not. If you have passed the exam, you will be sent instructions to download your certificate.

How can I request a review of the exam?

After the results have been published, you have 7 days to request a review of your exam. You must request the review in writing to In the email you must include your name and surname, candidate number and the exam language and level.

After this 7-day period, the Language Centre has up to 15 days to make a decision on the request.

Under no circumstances will requests for review be carried out in the presence of the candidate or advice be given on the errors made or on how to improve language skills to pass the exam.

If I do not pass one part, can retake only the part that I have not passed?

No partial results are saved from one exam to another, so you will need to retake the complete exam.