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:     661-395-4089

Schedule 2019-2020
Monday, January 27 - Morning and Afternoon Appointments - Booked
Friday, February 7 - Morning Appointments - Booked
Thursday, February 13 - Afternoon Appointments - Booked
Thursday, February 20 - Afternoon Appointments - Booked
Friday, February 21 - Afternoon Appointments - Booked
Monday, February 24 - Afternoon Appointments - Booked
Friday, March 6 - Morning Appointments - Waiting List
Monday, March 16 - Afternoon Appointments - Waiting List
Friday, April 3 - Morning Appointments
Monday, April 11 - Afternoon Appointments
Friday, May 1 - Morning Appointments
Monday, May 11 - Afternoon Appointments
Thursday, May 28 - Afternoon Appointments
Thursday, June 11- Afternoon Appointments
Thursday, June 25 - Afternoon Appointments


Map to office location and parking information

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