Schedule and rates


CELI exam is issued by the University of Perugia.

Next sessions (CELI 1-2-3-4-5):

  • Monday, November 18th
  • February 2020
  • June 2020

The University will post the dates for 2020 by October 2019.


TIME: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

LOCATION: 1556 Third Avenue @87th Street, Suite 603

FEE: $250 (non-refundable)

DEADLINE: One month prior to the exam.

RESULTS: 6-8 weeks after the exam (Expedited results: $45, 3-4 weeks) 

CERTIFICATE: 8-9 weeks after the exam (Expedited results: 5-6 weeks)


Students will be required to exercise the 4 language abilities:

Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.


Mock tests and all other information (structure, requirements, ect..) for all levels:


B1 EXAM for citizenship:

Celi B1 is required in order to apply for Italian citizenship through marriage.

Collina Italian offers private and group classes in preparation of the exam.

Students will develop their analytical, communicative, morphosyntactic, and meta-linguistic abilities.

Preparation group courses consist of either 5-2-hour classes or 10-2-hour classes.



5 hours private classes: $425

10 hours private classes: $800

15 hours private classes: $1,125

20 hours private classes: $1,400

We offer private classes on- and off-site.



Beginner course:          Wednesday, 8:30am to 10:30am.

                                         Saturday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Intermediate course:   Thursday, 8:30am to 10:30am.


CELI exam fee:  $250 (non- refundable). ENROLL HERE!

Please inquire about next session here.


The exam is assessed directly by the University of Perugia.

The University will inform you if it has been passed or failed (6 weeks after the exam).

If you fail one section of the exam (Reading/Writing/Listening section OR Speaking section), you are given the opportunity to rewrite only the one section you failed.

There fee for the partial exam is prorated, $200 (non-refundable).


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Locations & Contact

Collina Italiana