Information for candidates who have taken a Cambridge English exam

If you have taken one of our exams we want to make sure you receive your result as quickly as possible.
By registering for our Results Online website you will be able to view your results as soon as they become available.
You’ll also receive an email letting you know that your results have been released.

You can register for the site at any point from when you receive your Confirmation of Entry from your exam centre; you do not need to wait until after the exam. You will need the ID number and Secret number shown on your Confirmation of Entry in order to register. If you haven’t received or have lost these details, please contact your exam centre for assistance.

How to Register:

1. Enter your ID number and Secret number. These can be found on your Confirmation of Entry.

2. Enter your email address. It is very important that this is entered correctly, so please check it is correct before continuing.

3. Choose a password, and confirm it by retyping it on the second line.

4. You must agree to the terms of use to proceed.

5. Choose whether you would like to receive the occasional email from us.

6. Click Submit to register.

After clicking Submit you will receive an email confirming your registration. You can then log in using the ID Number from your Confirmation of Entry, and the Password that you chose during the registration process. 
Results for paper-based exams are generally released around four to six weeks after the date of the exam. Results for computer-based tests are released around two weeks after the exam. 

Results validity

Your Cambridge English exam result/certificate does not have an expiry date*. It shows that on a particular date you demonstrated language skills at a specified level, however, language skills are known to diminish over time if not used and maintained. 

Individual institutions (such as universities, employers, professional organisations and government bodies) can choose how long to accept results for. Some institutions will only accept certificates taken within the last 2 or 3 years, although many will take into account evidence that you have taken action to maintain or improve your level of English since taking your exam. Please speak to the institution that you wish to apply to if you have any doubts.

Applications for a visa to study or live in a country may also require that you hold an English qualification that was taken within a specified period (within the last two years for example). We strongly advise that you check the regulations for that country carefully before making an application. If you have any doubts, speak to the institution you are applying to.

*The only exceptions to this are:

  • IELTS – results are valid for two years only.
  • BULATS – we recommend that employers/educational institutions ask for some further proof of a candidate’s level of English if the test was taken more than two years previously.