Certification: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314

Certification as an ACTFL OPI Tester acknowledges a tester's ability to elicit and rate oral proficiency interviews with a high degree of reliability.
Full OPI Certification requires a candidate be able to demonstrate a speaking proficiency of Superior. This certification will allow you to rate interviews officially from Novice to Superior.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 4 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?

Online Exam

Language Testing International external site (LTI) is the exclusive provider of ACTFL assessments.


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.