The Certificate of Attainment in Greek, or Ellinomatheia, is the only certificate of proficiency in the Greek language that is offered and recognized by the Greek state. It was established in 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Education in order to meet the demands of learners of Greek in Greece and abroad.

With this certificate, you can:

  • Receive an expert evaluation of your level in the Greek language
  • Fulfill the language requirements for a long-term residence permit in Greece
  • Enroll in Greek university (B2 level and above)
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of Greek in the job market
  • Satisfy the requirements for various professions in Greece
  • Satisfy the language requirements for public sector positions if you are an EU citizen (G-Γ1 level and above)

The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) in Thessaloniki supervises and, in collaboration with officially recognized examination centers, administers examinations that test listening and reading comprehension, oral communication, and writing. The oral (on CD) as well as the written exams will be sent to Greece, where they will be evaluated and scored before issuing the certificate.

Registration & Examination Dates

Registration Dates: From February 1st, 2024 to March 29th, 2024 on the Centre for the Greek Language website.

Examination Dates: May 14th, 15th and 16th, 2024 at the Hellenic Community Center, 5757 Wilderton Avenue, Montréal, H3S 2K8 (Québec Hall).

The Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal is the ONLY officially recognized test center in Québec. Students from all schools across the province, and not just the HCGM schools, can take the exam with us.

Exam Fees

Levels A1, A2 and B1: $140 - Levels B2, C1 and C2: $160

Fees can be paid using the form below.  Note that fees are non-refundable.

Examination Levels

  • Level A1 (Children between 8-12 years): Basic Knowledge
    Tuesday, May 14rd 2024 - (9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
  • Level A2 (Teenagers and Adults): Essential Knowledge
    Tuesday, May 14rd 2024 - (11:25 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.)
  • Level B1 (Teenagers and Adults): Medium Knowledge
    Thursday, May 16th 2024 - (8 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.)
  • Level B2 (Teenagers and Adults): Good Knowledge
    Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - (8 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)
  • Level C1 (Teenagers and Adults): Very Good Knowledge
    Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - (12:05 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Level C2 (Teenagers and Adults): Excellent Knowledge
    Thursday, May 16th 2024 - (11:05 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • *Please provide the school with information if your child has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan).

For More Information

For additional information as well as examples of the exams subjects, please visit the following website: or contact the person responsible for the Montréal examinations center, Eirini Tourkomanoli at 514-738-2421 ext. 146 or by e-mail: [email protected].

Exam Registration Process

Registration for the exam is a 2 step process:

Step 1: Registration
Go to the Greek Language Center website and complete the form on that site to officially register for the exam:

Step 2: Payment
Following registration, pay your exam fee using the form below: