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.

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