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For over 35 years the Cambridge English Exams Centre centralised office in Bern has been organising exams to take place within the 11 cantons of the 3 Centres, for which it is responsible. Dedicated teams for each Centre, reinforced by local contacts, provide better communication and response to meet regional needs.

The Centres are divided as follows:

Centre Bern in Aargau

the canton of

  1. Aargau
    1. Aarau
    2. Baden
    3. Wohlen
    4. Zofingen
    5. Möhlin

Centre Bern

the cantons of

  1. Bern
  2. Neuchâtel
  3. Solothurn
  4. Fribourg

Centre Bern in Luzern

the cantons of

  1. Luzern
  2. Nidwalden
  3. Obwalden
  4. Schwyz
  5. Uri
  6. Zug

We believe that one of our greatest plus factors is our willingness to listen to our clients, to consider special requests from our schools and individual candidates - in other words our flexibility. We think we have been able to fulfil all wishes and expectations of our client schools and have been delighted to receive testimonials to this effect.

Special services we offer

1. Retake Option

All Candidates benefit from the highest level of service regardless of which option is chosen at registration.

Only candidates who choose the Retake Option upon registration will benefit from all the advantages of the standard exam PLUS the Retake Benefits.

Can retake the exam again free of charge within 12 months if:
-Failure of exam by 3 points or less
-Absence due to medical reasons
-Absence due to death of close family member
Paper and computer based testing
Unlimited spaces for paper based exams
Changes after registration until registration deadline without surcharge (includes cancellation)
Late registration possible - candidate must contact Exam Centre
Choice of speaking test partner
Candidates and Schools have simultaneous access to results online
Certificates despatched by registrered post

2. When more than one speaking test date is offered, the candidate can choose their date

3. Special School bonuses and personalised services for top schools

4. Requests for Candidates with special needs - guidelines

  • a. All requests for special requirement candidates – including full details of needs - must reach the exam centre a minimum of 2 weeks before the registration closing date.
  • b. Medical certificates PLUS a summary translated into English must be included with requests.
  • c. Special requirement requests cannot be accepted for exams held in February, August or September.

Further information

Within the Swiss network

Cambridge English Examinations Centre Bern is one of several local and independent exams centres authorised by Cambridge Assessment English to deliver its exams in Switzerland. Schools, teachers and learners may choose freely with which centre they would like to collaborate.

Cambridge Assessment English is part of the University of Cambridge. As a not-for-profit organisation, it develops and produces the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people take Cambridge English exams each year in more than 130 countries. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on Cambridge English exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability.

Cambridge Assessment English is represented by its global network of international offices. The West Europe office is responsible for Switzerland.

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