ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview

This is the last step in the Spanish certificate program. Upon completion of Spanish VI and one elective Spanish course (elective course is not required for students taking core courses entirely online), make arrangements to schedule your interview exam. This will determine your level of oral proficiency.

The Oral Proficiency Interview is a highly specialized method of testing to ascertain the Spanish proficiency level of candidates in the areas of interactive listening and speaking. Preregistration is required.

ACTFL OPI ratings are recognized by many Fortune 500 companies, U.S. government agencies and by the American Council on Education (ACE) for the awarding of college credit.

Register online or by phone with Customer Service at 414-227-3200, M-F, 8am-5pm. Once registered, please contact the UWM School of Continuing Education Language Department ( or 414-227-3118) to setup your interview time and date.

*You may schedule an ACTFL OPI or Written Proficiency Test (WPT) with Continuing Education at anytime, regardless of your participation in the Spanish certificate program.

This course can be applied to the Spanish Language Certificate.


Patrice Burns, M.A.

Patrice Burns, M.A.

Patrice Burns holds an MA in Spanish from Marquette University and a BA in Spanish and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches in the online Spanish Certificate Program and is an ACTFL Certified Oral Proficiency Interviewer. She lives ... read more

Date: Open enrollment - register any time

Location: Online

Instructor: Patrice Burns, M.A.

Fee: $149

Discounts Available

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Spanish Language certificate participants receive $60 discount on ACTFL Oral Proficiency Exam.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.


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CEUs: 0.1

Program Number: 7781-11363

Note: To sign up for and take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, complete the following steps: 1.) Register using the directions on this page; and 2.) Schedule a time with UWM SCE to take the ACTFL OPI.

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