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OPI Tester Recertification

ACTFL OPI Tester Certification is awarded for a four-year period. At the end of that period, all testers must re-certify. To qualify for a Recertification, all OPI Testers must attend at least one OPI Tester Refresher or Renorming training during the four years.

Refresher/Renorming Training

OPI Tester Refresher and Renorming training is available to all ACTFL OPI testers through an online training session developed by ACTFL. The online training will include self-guided activities and exercises to refresh testers of their original OPI Assessment training as well as norm testers to any updates in elicitation and rating protocols.

To participate in this training to qualify for Recertification, please contact us.


Testers who have completed Refresher/Renorming training and are approaching their certification expiration date may apply for Recertification:

1. Online

Access the online certification application. (Login required)

2. By mail or fax

Download the PDF application, fill it out, and send to:

ACTFL – OPI Tester Certification
1001 North Fairfax Street
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: (703) 894-2905

There are two options for recertification, depending upon how active the tester has been during the four years since becoming certified. These options are identified as the following recertification tracks:

Track A for Active Testers

OPI testers who actively perform Official ACTFL OPI Testing, conduct ratable samples, and rate reliably when assigning Official ACTFL OPI Ratings under the auspices of the ACTFL testing office, Language Testing International (LTI)

OPI testers may also consider Academic Institutional Upgrades submitted to LTI as Official ACTFL OPI Testing for qualification for Track A.

Track B for Occasional Testers

OPI testers who conduct the OPI from time to time within their own institutions and may occasionally conduct or rate tests through LTI

OPI testers who assign Advisory ACTFL OPI Ratings within their own institutions but do not submit these OPIs for Academic Institutional Upgrades to LTI may not consider these as Official ACTFL OPI Testing.

The procedure and fees for recertification depend upon the tester profile and the appropriate recertification track. Contact us for additional information.