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The Languages Service administers Portuguese CAPLE tests (Centro de Avaliação e Certificação de Português Língua Estrangeira) at the levels A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. CAPLE is an official certificate attesting the level of competence in and command of Portuguese granted by the University of Lisbon.

When do tests take place?

There are different examination dates throughout the year. The University of Valencia administers the tests offered in May and November.

Who can register?

CAPLE tests are open both to the university community and to the public.

How much does it cost?

  • A2: € 72
  • B1: € 92
  • B2: € 112
  • C1: € 127
  • C2: € 142

University staff can ask for official language tests grants.

Where is it accepted?

CAPLE certificates are fully recognised by the University of Valencia, by the Portuguese government and by other international institutions and organisations.

More information

Click on the levels to see the structure and contents:






2021 examinations 

B2 May 11 CLOSED
Until April 20
B1, C2 May 12
A2, C1 May 13
B2 Nov 9 OPEN
Until Oct 19
B1, C2 Nov 10
A2, C1 Nov 11

One week before the date of the examination, the candidates will receive an email with all the information about the time and location.


Register online. 

Results and certificates

Approximately three weeks after the results have been released on the CAPLE web page, the Languages Service will inform successful candidates to collect their certificates.