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How to Register for the Language Proficiency Exam

Registration for the Estonian language proficiency examination.  

You can register for the examinations throughout the year.

Registration for the Estonian language proficiency examination ends on the 1st of the month preceding the exam.

You can register for one exam at a time.

There are several ways to register for the Estonian language proficiency examination:

  • By logging in electronically to the Exam Information System (EIS).
  • By logging in electronically to the state portal.
  • Send a digitally signed application with a copy of the document via info@harno.ee.
  • Submit a paper application with a copy of the document directly to Haridus- ja Noorteamet (by mail or to arrive in person)

NB! Students cannot be registered for examinations based on paper applications!

Students shall register for the examinations themselves (electronically) using the exam information system (EIS).   

Enter the Exams Information System (EIS) with your ID-card, mobile-ID, Smart-ID   Exam Information System (EIS)

Instructions for registering for the exam in the Exam Information System (EIS) can be found here.

To register on the state portal www.eesti.ee, enter with your ID-card or Mobile-ID here.

A copy of the digitally signed application and the document can be sent to: info@harno.ee

An application for registration for the Estonian language proficiency examination can be sent with a copy of your ID to Haridus- ja Noorteamet at Lõõtsa 4, Tallinn 11415.

The application can also be completed at the reception of the Haridus- ja Noorteamet (present an identity document when submitting the application).

If the application is filed by an authorized person, he or she must submit with the application the power of attorney of the applicant as well as his or her own identity document.

The application form can be downloaded here, the forms are also available at all our regional information points .

The exam notice, listing the time and place of the exam and consultation and all other necessary information, will be sent to the postal address or e-mail address stated on the application form. Notice of the Estonian language proficiency exam is usually sent one month before the exam.

Persons of at least 65 years of age applying for Estonian citizenship are exempt from the writing test (essay) on the B1 level language proficiency examination, i.e., from the requirements (is able to compose a simple text on a topic which he or she is familiar with or takes an interest in) of Article 8 (2) (4) of the Citizenship Act.

He/she has to pass three parts of the exam: listening, reading, and speaking. In order to take advantage of this option, you must select the ‘B1 level* (Citizenship applicant who is 65 years of age and over)’ option in your registration application.

A basic school student (grades 7-9) can register for the Estonian language proficiency examination only if he or she applies for Estonian citizenship (for this purpose he or she must be 15 years old) or if his or her goal is to prove language proficiency at work.

7th and 8th grade students can register for the basic school final examination in Estonian as a second language combined with the B1 level. (based on the regulation of the Minister of Education and Research)

At the end of basic school, a 9th grade student takes a final examination in Estonian as a second language combined with the B1 level .

Re-registration in case of absence from the exam

An applicant who is absent from the exam without good reason or whose exam results fall below 35 percentage points of the possible score may retake the exam at the earliest six months after the exam.

The restriction shall not apply if the registration for the examination is canceled at least seven days before the examination. You can cancel your registration by notifying Haridus- ja Noorteamet by phone at 735 0500 or info@harno.ee.

Anyone who is absent from the exam due to a valid (e.g., health) reason and who wants to take the exam before six months must submit a free form explanation to Haridus- ja Noorteamet within 30 days from the date of the exam and file a new application for registration for the exam.

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