UAlg has an exam center, in collaboration with the Center for Assessment and Certification of Portuguese as a Foreign Language (CAPLE) at the University of Lisbon.

The Portuguese Foreign Language Assessment and Certification Center (CAPLE) certifies foreign candidates at the following levels:

CIPLE - Initial Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language A2
DEPLE - Elementary Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language B1
DIPLE - Intermediate Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language B2
DAPLE - Advanced Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language C1
DUPLE - University Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language C2


2022 calendar

Dates will only be published in January and registration will open in late February.


2021 calendar

The CAPLE Exams take place at the University of Algarve, in Faro, on the Penha campus, both in the ESGHT building and in the Pedagogical Complex.

Exams and level Registration date Registration fee Exam date and time Publication of results
March and May        
CIPLE - A2 until February, 27 72 Euros March, 20 at 9:00 am April, 30
DEPLE - B1 until April, 20 92 Euros May, 12 at 2:30 pm June, 29
DIPLE - B2 until April, 20 112 Euros May, 11 at 9:00 am June, 29
DAPLE - C1 until April, 20 127 Euros May, 13 at 9:00 am June, 29
DUPLE - C2 until April, 20 142 Euros May, 12 at 9:00 am June, 29
CIPLE - A2 until May, 29 72 Euros June, 19 at 9:00 am July, 30
September and November        
CIPLE - A2 until August, 28 72 Euros September, 18 at 9:00 am October, 29
DEPLE - B1 until October, 20 92 Euros November, 10 at 2:30 pm December, 22
DIPLE - B2 until October, 20 112 Euros November, 09 at 9:00 am December, 22
DAPLE - C1 until October, 20 127 Euros November, 11 at 9:00 am December, 22
DUPLE - C2 until October, 20 142 Euros November, 10 at 9:00 am December, 22


Registration takes place on the CAPLE online platform

Registration Here

After registering, you have 24 hours to pay the exam fee.

You can make the payment by MULTIBANCO (only available in Portugal) or by credit card. After making the payment, you receive confirmation of registration.

Classification Query

Enter the candidate number to find out the exam result, in

Exams From Previous Years


These certificates are internationally recognized, according to the standards of the ALTE Association (Association of Language Testers in Europe), which brings together, among others, institutions such as the Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, and the University of Cambridge.

Certificates may be collected by candidates at the ESGHT secretariat.


More information at


Language Center

School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Campus da Penha, office 37

Helena Rodrigues

Phone: +351 289 800 171


Center code: 4006