Your certificate

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If you pass a Cambridge English examination or achieve a recognised Council of Europe level you will receive a certificate.

  • Certificates are issued by Cambridge Assessment English and may be collected from our offices on or after the date published on the “Results Calendar”.
  • If you requested to have your certificate sent to you when you registered it will be dispatched to the address that you gave us. The cost of this service depends on the destination. When you register for your exam you will be able to see the prices and payment method on the online enrolment form.

IMPORTANT: Please remember that proof of identity is needed in order to collect certificate/s. If you send someone to pick up your certificate in your place you must provide specific written authorisation.

If you requested our certificate dispatch service when you registered for your exam, we will send it to you automatically via courier to the address that you gave us on the form. Please note that cost of certificate delivery will vary according to the destination and you will pay the courier directly for this service when your certificate is delivered.

In order to guarantee that your certificate will reach you safely, please note that we do not dispatch certificates to candidates or Preparation Centres during the month of August.

Your grade and CEFR level

Cambridge English – Pass at Grade A
Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond the level of the exam they have taken. Candidates achieving grade A or Pass with Distinction will receive a certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at the next CEFR level.

Cambridge English – Pass at Grade B or C
Candidates who achieved grade B, C or Pass with Merit will be awarded a Cambridge English certificate corresponding to the CEFR level of the exam that they took.

Cambridge English – Certification of lower levels
Candidates whose performance is below the CEFR level of the exam that they took but falls within the previous CEFR level will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating the CEFR level that they have achieved.

How long is my Cambridge English certificate valid for?
Your Cambridge English certificate does not expire. Recognising organisations such as universities, colleges and employers can choose how long to accept results for, so make sure you always check their requirements.

Lost certificates

If any certificates are lost between one of our exam centres candidates or Preparation Centres, we can request duplicate certificate/s from Cambridge Assessment English once a period of 6 months has passed since your exam date.
Candidates who have lost their certificate may only apply for a certifying statement through the Cambridge English website.

For further information and to download the application form for a certifying statement please visit the our dedicated page.