• CELPIP Exam Preparation Program

    Faculty of Language

    Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

    Exam Preparation Program



  • CELPIP Preparation Program

    First College offers CELPIP Exam Preparation Program for those planning improving English Skills and/or on taking the CELPIP test.


    There a two major benefits to this unique program:

    1. Students will upgrade existing English proficiency to improve language skills.

    2. Students will also receive a solid foundation of language skills preparing for the CELPIP Exam by helping them better understand the test format, style and expectations.


    The program duration is 72 hours in total. (18 hours for each module in speaking, reading, listening, and writing). Students can register for individual modules of their choice, or take the entire training for all four modules.

    First College is a recognized institution by CELPIP Test Center to offer the Program. This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch.

  • Benefits of Taking the Program

    - Sharpen your English skills;

    - Learn how to build your vocabulary;

    - Become a confident CELPIP test taker;

    - Become familiar with the test format and performance expectations;

    - Learn about the question types and how to respond to them;

    - Work on improving your score in specific sections of the CELPIP test

    Key Features of the Program

    - Six lessons for each test component;
    - Practice test items in all skills modules;
    - Homework to reinforce learning and the development of good study habits;
    - Vocabulary-building activities.

    Who Accepts CELPIP?

    The CELPIP Tests prove English language proficiency for:

    - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
    - Permanent Resident Status
    - Canadian Citizenship
    - Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
    - Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
    - Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
    - Start-up Visa Program
    - Various Provincial Nominee Programs
    - Alberta Human Services – Child Care Staff Certification
    - Alberta Institute of Massage
    - Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
    - BC Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program
    - Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
    - NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency)
    - Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
    - Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC)
    - Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
    - TLC-Edmonton Training for Foreign Caregivers
    - Organizational employment requirements

    CELPIP Test Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I take the test from outside of Canada? CELPIP Tests are currently available in various locations in Canada, as well as in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Locations are continuously expanding, and the full list can be found on the CELPIP Test Location and Fees page.

    What is the passing score? There is no pass or fail in the test. Each CELPIP test component is given a CELPIP level, and your desired score will vary depending on the English language requirements of the institution to which you are applying. Visit the CELPIP website to better understand your CELPIP test score.

    What is Canadian English? Canadian English contains elements of British English and American English in its vocabulary. To hear what a Canadian accent sounds like, please review the Listening component of the Free CELPIP sample tests.

    For further information, please visit CELPIP frequently asked questions.

  • CELPIP Exam Preparation Program Cost

    Domestic & International

    Application Fee - $50.00 CAD

    Course Material Fee - $100.00 CAD


    Listening Module - $210.00 CAD

    Reading Module - $210.00 CAD

    Writing Module - $210.00 CAD

    Speaking Module - $210.00 CAD


    Total Cost: $990 CAD

  • CELPIP Exam Preparation Program Admission

    First College has no academic requirements for the CELPIP Preparation Program.

  • CELPIP Exam Preparation Program Schedule

    Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Kelowna Main Campus

    The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    September 16, 2019 to September 25, 2019 Listening - 18 Hours

    September 30, 2019 - October 9, 2019 Reading - 18 Hours

    October 15, 2019 to October 23, 2019 Writing - 18 Hours

    October 28, 2019 to November 6, 2019 Speaking - 18 Hours


    Notes: For the first week of the Writing module, classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (October 15, 16 and 17) due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.


    If you have any questions, please contact enrollment@firstcollege.ca or (778) 754-2888.



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