Pearson English International Certificate (PEIC)

Show admissions teams and future employers you’re ready for the real world, with an English test that focuses on the everyday English you need to succeed, not your grammar.

PEIC is awarded by EdExcel and recognized by educators and employers around the world. You’ll be able to confidently share your scores and Credly digital badge to prove you are real-world ready. 

For ages 14+ Take at a time to suit you Online or in person Never expires Test length: 2 hours Results time: 1-6 weeks 

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Take your English test securely, anytime, anywhere

Set yourself up for success: you decide where and when you take your test, so you can choose the test environment and time that works best for you.

This two-hour test is available on-demand to take at home or at school. Or if you prefer, you can take it in a secure test center, check for availability across our global network of authorized test centers.

Introducing Pearson English International Certificate computer-based test

Why choose Pearson English International Certificate?

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Real-world relevance

Assesses the English skills that really matter, not just your ability to memorize grammar rules.

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Detailed feedback

Your score report provides personalized guidance on how to improve your skills in the future.

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Results for life

Your certificate never expires so you don’t need to re-sit the test every few years.

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Highest standards

Awarded by Edexcel and accredited by Ofqual.

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Trusted and recognized

Accepted by Ministries of Education, government bodies, universities and employers around the world. See who accepts PEIC.

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Why take a test with us?

We believe that everyone should have the confidence to be themselves in any language.