Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera (CILS) is a certificate of Italian language proficiency sanctioned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CILS is administered by the Università per Stranieri di Siena.

CILS For Business
Many Italian companies and government agencies operating in Italy and abroad require CILS certification to prove linguistic competence in the Italian language.

CILS For Study
Foreign students who have this certification do not have to take an entrance exam to prove their knowledge of the language when applying to Italian schools.

The CILS Exam
The Language Institute is the only agency in New Jersey accredited by the University to administer the CILS exam. The exam is given twice yearly, in June and December.

Exam Registration
Go to the Forms Page to download or print the CILS registration form.

Exam Preparation
The Language Institute offers expert CILS exam preparation. Call for information and to schedule.