Faq. Exámenes Cambridge

How long are my Cambridge results and certificate valid for?

Information for candidates who have taken a Cambridge English exam

The result / certificate of your Cambridge English exam does not have an expiration date *. It shows that on a particular date you demonstrated language skills at a specific level, however language skills are known to decline over time if not used and maintained. 

Individual institutions (such as universities, employers, professional organizations, and government bodies) can choose how long to accept the results. Some institutions will only accept certificates taken in the last 2-3 years, although many will consider evidence that you have taken steps to maintain or improve your level of English since taking your exam. Talk to the institution you want to apply to if you have any questions.

Applications for a visa to study or live in a country may also require that you have an English qualification that was taken within a specific period (for example, in the last two years). We strongly recommend that you review the regulations of that country carefully before applying.

If you have any questions, talk to the institution to which you are applying. 

* The only exceptions to this are:

  • IELTS:  Results are valid for two years only.
  • BULATS: We recommend that employers / educational institutions request some additional proof of a candidate's level of English if the exam was taken more than two years before.