cils-logoThe CILS Exam (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) is the definitive proficiency examination to prove competence in Italian. The CILS test is held twice a year in June and December. The certificate is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and most Italian universities as a requirement for admission.


Take the test if you are… a non-native Italian speaker looking to enroll in Italian universities, apply for a residency permit, enhance employment and study opportunities in an Italian-speaking environment.


The CILS evaluates your Italian skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Preparation courses will considerably increase your chances of passing the exam and get a higher score. Here are 2 effective ways you can prepare for success:

Group Courses

Dynamic & interactive, perfect to practice with classmates. Convenient timings – Total of 30 hours/course.


A course tailored to your needs, perfect to improve specific skills. Flexible timing and location – Total of 20 hours/course.

We are a testing venue for the CILS Examination. You can take the test at our location in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

Registering for the CILS exam

Please note that we only offer the CILS exam in the UAE. If you wish to register for the exam, please visit the Institute in Dubai or Abu Dhabi to fill the registration form and settle the payment. A copy of the front page of your passport is required to complete the registration.


Due to these unprecedented times, we are not conducting any exam to ensure the safety of all candidates and staff. Please subscribe to our news letter to get latest update.

CILS General Exam Dates ↓
CILS General Exams in 2020 Entry closing date
4th June 2020 10th April 2020
3rd December 2020 23rd September 2020