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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

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

Standard Exam Benefits

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

Such as:

  1. Paper based and Computer based testing
  2. Unlimited spaces for paper-based exams
  3. Changes after registration until registration deadline without surcharge (includes cancellation)
  4. Late registration possible – candidate must contact this exam centre
  5. Choice of speaking test partner now possible
  6. Candidates and Schools have simultaneous access to results online
  7. Certificates are despatched by registered post

Standard Exam plus Retake Option

Candidates who choose this option upon registration will benefit from all the advantages of the standard exam PLUS the Retake Option.

(subject to this exam centre’s Conditions and Regulations for Entry)


  1. Candidates who fail to achieve the lowest passing score in their exam level by 1, 2 or 3 points are entitled to retake the same exam again.
  2. The retake exam must be taken within 6 months of the original written exam date
  3. The retake exam will be free of charge

2. Selecting speaking test partners

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

4. Special School bonuses and personalised services for top schools

5. Late entries possible

6. Disability or special requirements

All requests for special requirements complete with full detailed requirements plus medical certificate must reach the exam centre two weeks before the closing date to register.

Further information

Within the Swiss network

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

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