The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles offers an opportunity to take the official exam for the Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language (CILS), administered by the Università per Stanieri di Siena. All tests are produced and evaluated by the Centro CILS of the University for Foreigners of Siena.
UPCOMING CILS EXAM DATES 2023-2024
Please note that, depending on the number of applicants, you may have to take the test on the following days. Please do not make travel plans until you have received the final exam schedule.
October 20, 2023: B1 CITTADINANZA only
Please note: Registration opens on July 3rd and closes on July 28. Both registrations form and payment must be received by July 28.
December 8, 2023: All levels, except A2 INTEGRAZIONE and B1 CITTADINANZA
Registration opens September 18
February 16, 2024: A2 INTEGRAZIONE and B1 CITTADINANZA
Registration opens November 13
The test is held at the Italian Cultural Institute (1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024) and you must attend in person.
There are other institutions, approved by the University of Siena, where more test dates might be available. Please check this page for an updated list of approved CILS exam centers.
For CILS B1 Citizenship Prep Course click here
Please send the following documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Scanned copy of a valid ID
Since the number of spots is limited, registrations will be accepted on a “first come first served” basis. Therefore, you may pay the exam fee only after your enrollment has been accepted.
An email containing information on fees and payment methods will be sent to the registered candidates.
Please note: The exam fee cannot be refunded or used for the following exam sessions unless the session is cancelled by the IIC LA.
Candidates will be given a document containing their registration number and a link to the test result page.
For level B1 Citizenship, results are usually available in 45 days; for all other levels, results are usually available in about 3 months.
Please note: The Institute does not know when results will be published online, or if you passed the test.
Candidates who pass the test will be able to download a certificate from the CILS portal, which can be presented to the Italian Consulate for citizenship application.
Printed diplomas will be mailed to the Italian Cultural Institute about 6 months after the test date, and will be forwarded to the mailing address you provided (no need to contact us, unless your address has changed).