The results of the Estonian language proficiency examination can be obtained through the state portal within 30 days after taking the examination. The results are not communicated over the phone. Estonian language proficiency examination certificates are issued in the electronic format. Certificates are not issued in hard copy.
Electronic certificates are available on the state portal www.eesti.ee. After taking the examination, you will receive a notice stating the results and a unique number of your e-certificate. This notice will be sent to you by post or e-mail that you have stated on your application. Knowing your e-certificate number and personal ID number is sufficient for proving language proficiency to the employer. The employer can use these numbers to check whether the certificate is valid through the state portal and will not need a hard copy. All officials (language inspectors, notaries, relevant employees of the citizenship and migration divisions of the Police and Border Guard Board) are also able to check certificates by certificate number online.
The electronic certificate has the same legal force as the certificate in hard copy. The e-certificate is supplemented with a digital stamp, which guarantees that the document is authentic.
However, if you want, the e-certificate can also be downloaded from www.eesti.ee. Also, if needed, our customer service office (Lõõtsa 4, Tallinn) can provide certified printouts of e-certificates upon request. This is a paid service: one A4 page – 1 euro. Payments are to be made on site in cash only.
All the certificates previously issued in hard copy remain valid. If your previous hard copy certificate has been lost or destroyed, we will issue a new e-certificate as a replacement.
- Recommendations for downloading the e-certificate from the state portal eesti.ee are available HERE.
- Recommendations for third persons (incl. employers) on checking e-certificates on the state portal eesti.ee are available HERE.
In case your Estonian language proficiency examination certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you do not have to take the examination again: there is an option of requesting a duplicate. The duplicate has the same legal force as the original.
A duplicate may be requested in the following cases:
- the text of the initial document has become barely legible;
- discrepancies or misrepresentation of the data entered in the initial document have been discovered;
- the initial document has been destroyed, lost or stolen;
- the initial document has been legalised or apostilled pursuant to the procedure established by law.
The person wishing to request a duplicate is to file an application with Innove for the duplicate to be issued, stating the following information:
- the applicant’s first name and surname;
- personal ID code;
- address, contact telephone number;
- the date of the examination and the language level;
- the date of filing the application and signature.
If the text of the initial document has become barely legible or discrepancies or misrepresentation of the data entered in the initial document have been discovered, the initial document is to be attached to the application.
We will issue the duplicate within 30 days after the application has been filed. Duplicates are issued in the form of e-certificates. We will contact you when the duplicate is ready.
For category certificates of occupational Estonian language proficiency issued before 1 July 1999, an archive notice has been issued as a duplicate. For the issue of an archive notice, a signed application is to be forwarded to Innove:
All applications can be sent to us, Foundation Innove, by post: Lõõtsa 4, 11415 Tallinn; or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.