People learning the Polish language, can pass the cerificate exam. In this way they can obtain a certificate confirming their proficiency. Exams are held at least 3 times a year (spring, summer and autumn) at levels B1, B2 and C2 and are carried out by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language.

All foreigners and Polish citizens permanently residing abroad may take the examination regardless if, where, how and how long they have prepared for the examination. Graduates of second-cycle studies in Polish philology completed in Poland are exempted from the certificate examination. The exemption is tantamount to the certification of proficiency in Polish on an advanced level.

The following aspects of language competence are tested and assessed during the examinations:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Accuracy/Grammar in Use
  • Writing
  • Speaking

Examination levels of language proficiency:

  • B1 – basic
  • B2 – general intermediate
  • C2 – advanced

Examination fees:

  • Basic level (B1) – EUR 60.00
  • Intermediate level (B2) – EUR 80.00
  • Advanced level (C2) – EUR 100.00

Please note: Successful candidates will be asked to pay additional EUR 20.00 for the certificate

How to apply

Registration forms should be sent on-line, by fax or mail. Applications filled in writing should be legible.
More information on the exam is available on the website or in the secretariat of the Commission, contact:


Sekretariat Państwowej Komisji do spraw Poświadczania Znajomości Języka Polskiego jako Obcego
PL-00-896 Warszawa, ul. Ogrodowa 28/30
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Tel.: (+48) 22  393 38 25