CELI - Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana

CELI - Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana

The certificate of the Italian Language (CELI) is a title that accredits the degree of linguist competence and control of Italian given by the University for Foreigners of Perugia, the most prestigious institution in the field of teaching Italian as a foreign language

The CELI certificate is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and also internationally recognized by private companies, chambers of commerce and private and public educational institutions. 

The CELI certificate is a valid accreditation of knowledge of the Italian language for academic and professional purpose in Spain and the World for which the correspond level of knowledge is required. 

The Italian Ministry of Education recognizes the CELI 3 as a valid certificate to enter any Italian university, according to the places reserved by the university for foreign students. The CELI 4 and CELI 5 certificates enable students to enter any Italian university just as any Italian student. 

Within the University of Valencia the CELI certificates are necessary for the following purpose:   

  • Exchange students (Erasmus) are exempt from the linguist exam if they already have the CELI 2
  • Accreditation of the linguist level (B1) for those who want to enrol for an official Master, if they have the CELI 2

The validity of the CELI certificate is indefinite. It is not necessary to repeat the exam in order to reconfirm the competence acquired in Italian.

List of schools

A Door to Italy - Italiano per Stranieri

Via Caffaro 4, Genoa, 12 Show Map

The Italian Language School for Foreigners A DOOR TO ITALY, established in 2002, was the first institution teaching Italian a... Learn more »

ABC School in Florence

Via dei Bardi, 28, Florence, 12 Show Map

The ABC School of Florence has been teaching the Italian Language and Culture to students from all over the world since 1982.... Learn more »

ABC School in Sestri Levante

Via Portobello 12, Sestri Levante, 12 Show Map

The ABC School has been teaching the Italian Language and Culture to students from all over the world and has its main office... Learn more »

Accademia Italiana - Salerno

via Roma 39, Salerno, 12 Show Map

Accademia Italiana - Salerno is one of the most accredited Italian Language Schools in the South Italy, being recognized by ... Learn more »


Via San Lorenzo 21/17, Genova, 12 Show Map

A small quality school where language matters. Schools are often the same. Same posters on the walls, same furniture, same re... Learn more »

Ciao Italia

Via delle Frasche 5, Italy, 84 Show Map

CIAO ITALIA is a centre that specialises in teaching Italian to foreigners which was founded in 1996 by graduate teachers spe... Learn more »

Dilit International House

Via Marghera 22, Rome, 12 Show Map

Dilit (Divulgazione Lingua Italiana), established in 1974, was one of the first language schools in Italy to teach Italian as... Learn more »

ELLCI Milano - Scuola di Lingua Italiana

Via Paganini 18, Milan, 12 Show Map

Established in 1988, ELLCI is one of the most prestigious Italian language and culture schools in Italy for foreigners from a... Learn more »

Koiné - Italian Language Centre

Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 48, Rome, 12 Show Map

Koiné – Italian Language Centre is located in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano n. 48, one of the most vibrant and beautiful... Learn more »

Solemar Academy

Via M.C. Tomasini 5, Sicily, 12 Show Map

Solemar Academy is a school based in Cefalu just 300m from the beach. The school has 4 big rooms and has been recently renova... Learn more »


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