What is the Celpe-Bras?

Celpe-Bras is the Certificate of Competence in Portuguese for Foreigners developed by the Ministry of Education (MEC) of Brazil, and is applied in Brazil and in other countries by the National Institute of Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira (INEP), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Celpe-Bras is the only certificate of competence in Portuguese as a foreign language, officially recognized by the Brazilian government. At an international level, it is accepted by companies and educational institutions as proof of competence in the Portuguese language.

In Brazil, it is required by universities for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as in the validation of the diplomas of foreign professionals who wish to work in the country.

The exam is prepared by a technical committee composed of professors from Brazilian universities working in the area of ​​Portuguese for Foreigners.

How is the exam?

The exam is communicative in nature. This means that there are no attempts to measure knowledge about the language, through questions about grammar and vocabulary, but the ability to use language.

In this way, the competence of the interested party is evaluated by his performance in tasks that resemble situations that may occur in real life. Therefore, learning the culture and way of life of Brazilians are essential to succeed in the exam.

What are the application and registration dates?

The Celpe-Bras is applied twice a year (in April and October) and the registrations take place in February / March and August / September, respectively.

Where can I register for the exam?

The candidate must take the exam only in accredited institutions in Brazil or abroad.

How to register for the Celpe -Bras?

The candidate must complete the application form and the questionnaire available on the Celpe-Bras website http://celpebras.inep.gov.br/inscricao

Source: MEC