English Language Proficiency Tests

One of the ways to meet the English language proficiency (ELP) requirement for your program is by successfully completing an ELP test. ELP test results must include evidence of competencies in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English. ELP test results must be verifiable and valid up until your program start date. Results that are more than two years old will not be accepted.

Note: For Spring 2020 - Spring 2021 term applications, in addition to the tests listed below, NorQuest College will accept results of the Duolingo English Test to meet the ELP requirement for most programs (does not include Band G or Band H programs).

Review the program requirements for your program to see which ELP tests are accepted. Then use the links in the chart below to find more information about taking an ELP test and acceptable ways to submit test results.

Name of test How to submit test results
CAEL When completing the test, indicate you are seeking admission to NorQuest College so we can confirm your results online.
CELBAN
This test is designed for internationally educated nurses.
When completing the test, indicate you are seeking admission to NorQuest College so we can confirm your results online.
CELPIP General When completing the test, indicate you are seeking admission to NorQuest College so we can confirm your results online.
CLB
  • CLBA or CLBPT – for foundational programs only
Arrange for your CLB test through:
Language Assessment, Referral & Counselling Centre
8212 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5B 0S3
Drop off your results in person at the Office of the Registrar.
IELTS Academic Use Contact Admissions to send us your test report form number so that we can confirm your results online.
TOEFL iBT® Request that your results be mailed directly from TOEFL to NorQuest College.