Why has ACTFL created the TEP?

In response to the closure of many international testing centers due to the COVID-19 outbreak around the globe, ACTFL, in collaboration with Language Testing International (LTI), is offering educational institutions a valid and reliable, remotely proctored English proficiency test for use in college admissions.

Why Choose the ACTFL TEP?

The ACTFL TEP provides:
• Valid and reliable language assessment from ACTFL
• The convenience of remote proctoring
• Access online from any computer with a camera and microphone.
• Flexible test dates and times
• Uninterrupted testing
With TEP, you can use any internet-connected computer with a webcam in a quiet location. A real, live remote proctor confirms your identity and monitors your test. You get fast, reliable results to submit to learning institutions or employers.

ACTFL TEP Familiarization Manual

Now you can download the ACFL TEP Familiarization Manual
and take it with you!


Free Demos

You can access a free demo of each component of the test here:

How long does the test take?

The TEP is a comprehensive assessment of proficiency which takes approximately three hours. Total test time can range from 2 to 4 hours, depending on ability, and is broken down as follows:


20-40 minutes


20-80 minutes


50-105 minutes