The majority of the results are released four weeks after the written exam.


Results for paper based exams are available between six and eight weeks after you take the exam and computer-based exams are two weeks after the exam. Any remaining results will be released after the following two weeks.

Individual candidates

Candidates now have direct access to their results via the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service. Each candidate's personal timetable will include login details and candidates will also receive an e-mail notifying them that the results release period has begun. Please note that candidates must retain their timetables until they have received their results.

English Language Preparation Centres

All Preparation Centres that register candidates for Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations will be able to access their students' results and Statement of Results directly on the Cambridge English Language Assessment site for Preparation Centres. Following registration, you will receive an e-mail with login details. Please note that candidates who have registered through a centre can sign up to the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service.


If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be sent to your examinations centre approximately two months after your results are released.

If you registered through your school or a Preparation Centre, your certificate will be sent to your school or collected by its representative.

If you registered as an individual candidate, your certificate will be delivered to the examinations  centre of your choice from where you can collect it in person or by an authorised person.

Young Learners

You will receive an award from Cambridge English Language Assessment, showing your performance in each part of the test – Listening, Reading and Writing and Speaking.

For each part of the test you get one or more Cambridge shields (up to a maximum of five) so you could get a total of 15 shields for the whole test!

Young Learner results are issued approximately eight weeks after the date of your examination. Everyone who completes their test receives an award, which focuses on what they could do (not what they couldn’t do). It gives them credit for having taken part in the test.

Results Verification Service

The Results Verification Service helps organisations, individuals and agencies to validate candidates' Cambridge English examination results gathered from 2005 inclusively.

The service is free of charge and available online.

Anyone can use it once they have been given permission to verify a result by the certificate holder. 

Results enquiries

If you feel that your exam was unfairly marked, Cambridge English has a vigorous and thorough Result Enquiry Procedure to ensure all components are checked and, if requested, re-marked. If you want to query your result, this must be submitted through the British Council on your behalf.

Results Enquiry Procedure has two stages:

What is the enquiry process? How long does it take? What does it cost?
A re-mark of all written papers* Approximately 5 weeks

KET/PET: 100 euro

FCEfs/CAE/CPE: 180 euro

*Please note that this process does not apply to any Speaking test component.