Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge and has been providing English language assessments and qualifications for over 100 years.

The first Cambridge English examination, the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), was launched in 1913. The 12-hour exam had just three candidates, all of whom failed.One hundred years on, Cambridge English provides more than 20 exams for learners and teachers, which are taken by over 4 million people each year.

Cambridge English Language Assessment contributed to the development of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR) and its examinations are aligned with the CEFR levels.