CLIQ – Certificazione Lingua Italiana di Qualità

1. What is it and what is it for?

On February 6, 2013, through an agreement signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the four certification bodies for Italian as a second language, the CLIQ – Quality Certification of the Italian Language was born. It is an association that brings together the four certifying bodies in a single legal entity: the Roma Tre University, the Dante Alighieri Society and the Universities for Foreigners of Siena and Perugia. The objective of this association is to promote a culture of evaluation of the certification of Italian as L2 and, above all, to create a quality system for the certification of language skills, a system in line with the scientific standards established by the Council of Europe. in “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

Each body continues to maintain its own certification, in fact what changes are the relations between the certification bodies, now more solid, to renew the linguistic and cultural policy of our country that, until now, has been judged quite weak by academics.

The Italian Certification Office as L2 of Roma Tre is an important tool to verify Italian language skills for all foreigners, a tool that today, inserted in a reality like that of the CLIQ Association, guarantees an even more careful certification. and according to the system.


What is Italian certification?

The Italian certification is a document that «certifies» the level of knowledge of the Italian language and is officially recognized internationally.

The certification is different from the «Certification» issued by the Permanent Territorial Centers for the Stay Permit with points or for the CEE Permit for long-term residents (former residence card).

What is the Italian certification for?

Having an official document that indicates the level of knowledge of Italian helps to study and work, it can be used to continue the training started in your country and to find a better job. Companies that decide to hire foreign staff prefer people who can communicate in Italian without too much difficulty.

How is certification obtained?

To obtain the certification you must pass an exam of the level of Italian that you think you have reached.

The language test generally consists of four tests: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Who issues the Italian certification?

The certification of Italian as a foreign language (levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) can be issued by the four bodies recognized by the Ministry of the Interior and Education:

– The University for Foreigners of Siena issues the CILS certification

– The University for Foreigners of Perugia issues the CELI certification

– Roma Tre University issues the CERT.IT certification

– The Dante Alighieri Society issues the PLIDA certification

How much does it cost to do the certification?

Below are the general costs of certification.

Below is a table with the indicative costs of the different certifications. For details and clarifications it is advisable to consult the relative sites.

The costs of the certifications

A1 € 40,00 € 15,38 € 100,00 € 60,00
A2 € 40,00 € 30,00 € 100,00 € 60,00 € 40,00
B1 € 90,00 € 35,00 € 100,00 € 80,00 € 80,00
B2 € 105,00 € 100,00 € 90,00 € 140,00
C1 € 135,00 € 100,00 € 130,00
C2 € 160,00 € 100,00 € 130,00 € 200,00



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