Certification: ACTFL Limited Oral Proficiency Interview Certification (OPI)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314

Certification as an ACTFL OPI Tester acknowledges a tester's ability to elicit and rate oral proficiency interviews with a high degree of reliability.

Limited OPI Certification requires a candidate be able to demonstrate a minimum speaking proficiency of Advanced Mid. This certification will allow you to rate interviews officially at the Novice and Intermediate levels. This certification tends to be most useful to educators who teach in programs with proficiency goals in the novice and intermediate ranges.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 4 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?

Online Exam

Language Testing International external site (LTI) is the exclusive provider of ACTFL assessments.


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.