Certification in Greek

KLEIS-Workshop for Greek Language and Culture is since January 2017 recognised by the Centre of Greek Language (CGL) as the examination centre for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek in Chania .

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek was established in November 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Education. It responds to a persisting request of all learners of Greek in Greece and abroad for a state certificate of attainment available at various levels. The Centre of Greek Language (CGL) has been assigned the exclusive and overall responsibility for the examination procedure through which the certificate of attainment in Greek may be awarded and has been conducting the examinations since 1999.

What is the utility and usability of the Certificate?

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek

  • provides any user of Greek with an expert and objective opinion regarding the level of their knowledge and language skills
  • serves as proof of the successful candidate’s level of attainment in Greek in the work market
  • is a requirement for the practice of various professions in Greece
  • at Level B2 allows foreigners to register at a Greek institution of higher education, in case they do not have a Greek secondary education certificate
  • allows citizens of European Union member states to participate in the examination of the Supreme Council of Personnel Selection (ΑΣΕΠ) for civil service positions (The Supreme Council specifies the required level of certificate in every announcement)

What are the levels of the Certificate?

The examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek is issued for successful candidates at six levels, according to the Common European Frame of Reference:

A1* A2, Α2 for vocational purposes, B1, B2, C1 and C2

*A1 for children 8 to 12 years old & A1 for adolescents and adults

How can I find the appropriate level for me?

You can find here the description of the different levels.

You can fill in and check online diagnostic tests for a first, general assessment of your level.

Consult your teacher or the examination centre.

What is the structure of the examination papers?

The examination at levels A1, A2 and B1 covers four language skills, i.e. candidates are examined in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

The examination at A2 for vocational purposes does not include Writing.

The skills examined at levels B2, C1 and C2, apart from the above mentioned ones, also include Use of language, which focuses on grammar (morphology and syntax) and vocabulary.

There are samples of examination papers available for every level on the website of the Centre of Greek Language. Click here to see the samples.

When do the examinations take place?

Examinations at all levels are held once annually, in mid-May.

Examinations at A2 for vocational purposes take place three times/year (in October, January and May)

The dates are common to all examination centres worldwide.















How can I register for the examinations?

Applications can be submitted online here or on paper at the examination centre.

For more information, you can visit the website of the Centre of Greek Language: 


or you can directly contact KLEIS-WORKSHOP at info@kleis.gr+30 2821 113001