Welcome Renegades! We have moved the majority of our classes online for Fall 2020. A few essential courses are face-to-face with safety protocols.
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Bakersfield College

Bilingual Testing

Bakersfield College administers bilingual English/Spanish exams and issues certificates verifying bilingual proficiency in verbal, reading and writing.

  • Tier I - Conversational; one-on-one Oral/Reading exam with the instructor, approx. 10-15 minutes
    $59 (Money Order or Credit Card ONLY, NO REFUND) PAYMENT REQUIRED to schedule appointment.
  • Tier II - Reading/Writing exam, 90 Minutes Note: Applicant must present copy of Tier I Certificate
    $59 (Money Order or Credit Card ONLY, NO REFUND) PAYMENT REQUIRED to schedule appointment.
  • Tier I and II - Conversational and Reading/Writing exam
    $79 (Money Order or Credit Card ONLY, NO REFUND) PAYMENT REQUIRED to schedule appointment.

In order to be considered for bilingual positions, the individual must demonstrate proficency in English/Spanish.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a means through which academic credit may be given for nontraditional forms of educational experience, also known as credit by exam. For more information visit the testing center website.

Valid photo ID required; Cell phone or pagers must be turned off during testing.  Must be prompt - Late comers will not be tested.

English/Spanish Proficiency Exam - Certification Testing Schedule (Schedule subject to change)

A minimum number of clients are required for testing to occur.

If you pass the Bilingual exams - Tier I, Verbal, Certificate will be provided at the time of the exam; Tier II, Written, Certificate will be mailed after it is scored, approximately two week to address provided on exam.

Contact Information:
Where:     Bakersfield College
Office:      Career & Technical Education
Location:  Family and Consumer Education (FACE), Room 16
Address:  1801 Panorama Drive
                 Bakersfield, CA  93305
Phone:      661-379-7053
Email:       cswoboda@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Schedule Academic Year 2020-2021
All dates have been moved to an online format using Zoom and Google Docs
Thursday, September 24th - Booked
Tuesday, September 29th - Booked
Thursday, October 8th - Afternoon hours - Waiting list
Thursday, October 15th - Afternoon hours - Waiting list
Tuesday, October 20th - Afternoon hours - Waiting list
Tuesday, October 27th - Afternoon hours - Waiting list

Map to office location and parking information

Kern Community College District