English Proficiency Test (EPT)

Test format

Section 1: Use of English
Students are asked to select words to fill in the blanks to complete a series of sentences and conversations.

Section 2: Listening
Students will listen to audio clips and answer questions by selecting from a list of options.


Time limit: 90 minutes   

Equipment required

  • Reliable internet connection
  • Speakers on your mobile device or computer


If you have questions about the application process for any ELC or UVic program or about the English Proficiency Test, please contact Registration at elcreg@uvic.ca.

If you are already registered for English for Global Communication or ELPI-O online courses, this test is included in your registration. The results of the EPT will be used to help us place you in the appropriate level for your English language course.