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ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview


This is the last step in the Spanish certificate program. Upon completion of Spanish VI and one elective Spanish course (elective course is not required for students taking core courses entirely online), make arrangements to schedule your interview exam. This will determine your level of oral proficiency. The OPI is a highly specialized method of testing to ascertain the Spanish proficiency level of candidates in the areas of interactive listening and speaking. Pre-registration is required.

ACTFL OPI ratings are recognized by many Fortune 500 companies, US government agencies and by the American Council on Education (ACE) for the awarding of college credit.

Register online or by phone with Customer Service at 414-227-3200, M-F, 8am-5pm. Once registered, please contact the UWM-SCE Language Department ( or 414-227-3118) to setup your interview time and date.

*You may schedule an ACTFL OPI or Written Proficiency Test (WPT) with UWM-SCE at anytime in a number of languages, regardless of your participation in the Spanish certificate program.


This program can be applied toward the:

Open enrollment-register any time
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Patrice Burns, M.A., Spanish Instructor, Madrid
CEUs: 0.1
Program No. 7781-8538
Note: To sign up for and take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, complete the following steps: 1) Register using the directions on this page & 2) schedule a time with UWM-SCE to take the ACTFL OPI
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