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How to Register for the Language Proficiency Exam

It is possible to register for the Estonian language proficiency exam in three different ways:

  • using the services of the eesti.ee inquiry portal on the internet (log in via your ID-card, mobile-ID or bank account and register HERE);
  • printing out an application from or taking an application form from one of our local information points, adding a copy of your passport or identity card and sending these to Innove (address: Lõõtsa 4, Tallinn, 11415);
  • filling out an application at our information desk in Lõõtsa 4, Tallinn, 11415 and handing it in there (make sure to bring a copy of your passport or ID-card).
It is possible to register for the examination all year round. Registration for the Estonian language proficiency examination closes on the 1st of the month before the month when the examination is held. The examination notice, stating the time and place of the examination and the consultation and other detailed information, will be sent to the applicant’s postal or e-mail address specified in the examination application. Generally, the notice concerning the Estonian language proficiency examination is sent one month before the examination.

Whether the application was filed through the eesti.ee state portal or brought/sent to Innove in hard copy is irrelevant for checking one’s data in the query environment of the state portal – your information will be available there in either way.

An applicant for the Estonian citizenship who is 65 years old or older is exempted from fulfilling the requirements set by the Estonian Republic Citizenship Act § 8 Chapter 2 Clause 4 (the skill to compose a simple text on a familiar topic or a topic of personal interest), i.e. from the written test. He/she is to take three parts of the examination: listening, reading and speaking. The person is to choose “level B1* (applicant for the Estonian citizenship aged 65 or above)” in the registration application.

Registering for the examination again in case of failing to attend the examination

If you fail to attend the examination without an acceptable reason or if your result is below 35 percentage points, you may take the examination again six months after the previous examination date at the earliest.

No restrictions apply if you cancel your registration at least seven days before the examination is held. Registration can be cancelled by calling us at 735 0500 or sending an e-mail to innove@innove.ee .

If you fail to attend the examination due to an acceptable reason (e.g. for health reasons) and would like to take the examination earlier than six months after the previous examination date, then you need to provide us with a free-form explanation of the reason of absence and a relevant note or certificate for it within 30 days. The application for the registration for the examination may be attached to these documents.

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