The ACTFL Language Proficiency Tester Training Site is an information site created to facilitate the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester training process for all OPI trainees, testers and trainers. There are 2 categories of OPI testing and training:

    1) ACTFL OPI Training
    2) Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) OPI Training

Each training protocol is explained in detail below.

ACTFL trains and certifies language professionals to conduct and rate OPIs according to ACTFL testing and rating protocols based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. ACTFL OPI tester and rater certification is available exclusively to members of ACTFL. For information about the ACTFL OPI program, please contact Rula Malky, Training and Certification Coordinator, by emailing

About the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

About ACTFL OPI Testers

ACTFL OPI Workshop Information

Apply for ACTFL OPI Workshop

Becoming an ACTFL Certified OPI tester & Frequently Asked Questions

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Speaking

Descriptions of the Major ACTFL Proficiency Levels

Great News!   ACTFL is recruiting college educated native speakers of critical languages for training and qualification as ILR OPI testers. As a qualified tester, you will be on call to assess the language proficiency of speakers of your native language. To apply, please send your resume to Julia Ruane, Project Coordinator,

About ILR OPI Testers

ILR OPI Tester Training Process

Upcoming Workshop Dates

ILR OPI Certification Process

Frequently Asked Questions

ILR Skill Descriptions for Speaking

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