Exam Format and Length

The Format and Length of the National Spanish Examinations vary depending upon which level of exam the student is taking.


  • The Initial Level (Pre01) contains only one test, 40 minutes in length.


  • The Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels (01, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) contain two tests, each of which is 40 minutes in length.

 NOTE: The students will have 40 minutes to complete each examination:  40 minutes for the achievement and another 40 minutes for the proficiency.


Click here for a more detailed chart of the Format and Length of the National Spanish Examinations.


Most teachers choose to give Levels 01 – 6 on two separate days during the normal class period.  The days do not have to be consecutive.

If you have students that are sick on the day of the administration of the exam, you may administer the exam to the students as long as the exam window is still open.


NOTE:  Teachers should allow an additional five (5) minutes for students to fill out the student information section on the Achievement part of the test.