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Exam Results, E-Certificate and its Duplicate

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.

Duplicates

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: innove@innove.ee.

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  • Make sure that the “DigiDoc klient” software and PDF viewing software are installed on your computer. You will need it for viewing or downloading your e-certificate.
  • “DigiDoc klient” can be downloaded for free at https://installer.id.ee
  • A PDF document viewer can be downloaded for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • Set up your web browser. We recommend using the Mozilla Firefox web browser. If you are using Internet Explorer, you will need to download the software twice, which results from software peculiarities.
  • Enter the state portal www.eesti.ee using your ID card, mobile-ID or via your online bank account.
  • Choose the “For a Citizen” section, and then go to “Education and Science” or “The State and the Citizen” to view the data of the Estonian language proficiency examination, or just click here: https://www.eesti.ee/eng/services/citizen/haridus_ja_teadus/eesti_keele_tasemeeksamite_andmed
  • Follow the instructions on the screen accurately. Each step of the downloading process will require some time.
  • The certificate is signed by Foundation Innove and downloaded in the “digidoc” container.
  • Please remember that downloading or printing out the electronic certificate is not mandatory. It will suffice if you provide the employer or official with your personal ID code and the certificate number to prove your language proficiency.

The eesti.ee service allows third persons (incl. employers) to check the validity of the data in the certificate. The service allows checking the e-certificates of the Estonian language proficiency examinations and examinations on the knowledge of the Constitution and the Citizenship Act of the Republic of Estonia that have been issued after 1 October 2010.

  • Make sure that the “DigiDoc klient” software and PDF viewing software are installed on your computer. You will need it for checking the validity of the e-certificate.
  • “DigiDoc klient” can be downloaded for free at https://installer.id.ee
  • A PDF document viewer can be downloaded for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • Enter the state portal www.eesti.ee using your ID card, mobile-ID or via your online bank account.
  • Choose the “For a Citizen” section, and then go to “Education and Science” or “The State and the Citizen” to view the data of the Estonian language proficiency examination.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen accurately. The certificate holder will need to have provided you with his or her personal ID code and the certificate number for you to check the certificate validity. When you have entered the above numbers, the person’s name and the certificate data status will be displayed.