Foreign Language Proficiency Certification – non-NAU students only

The Global Languages and Cultures Department here at NAU works in conjunction with Brigham Young University (BYU) in certifying individuals who need to prove proficiency in a foreign language through the college 201 level.

It is your responsibility to verify that the person/entity requiring the proficiency certification is looking for certification at the college 201 level.

Available tests

Tests available to non-BYU students.

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  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Aymara
  • Bulgarian
  • Cakchiquel
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • Cebuano
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Estonian
  • Farsi-Persian
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Guarani
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Ilonggo/Hiligaynon
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malagasy
  • Maori-New Zealand
  • Mongolian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Quechua
  • Rarotongan
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Thai
  • Tongan
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese


The total cost to receive this certification is $85.


1. Complete the FLATS Registration Form for Testing through Correspondence. You will need to pay $50 to BYU for sending the exam to the proctor (NAU) and grading the exam.

Under "Proctor Information" and "Results Sent To" provide the following:

Alexandria McConocha
Global Languages and Cultures
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 6004
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6004

BYU charges $50, which you will pay online at time of registration. DO NOT select “Hold results so student will be the only one to receive a copy of the results.”

2. Contact Alexandria McConocha at 928-523-6237 or via e-mail to let Northern Arizona University know you have purchased the exam from BYU and make arrangements for the proctoring.

3. All proctoring of exams is done in the Global Languages and Cultures Department, Babbitt Academic Annex (North Campus Bldg #23) in room 108.

4. At the time of the exam non-NAU students will need to have cash, check, or money order in the amount of $35 (proctoring fee) make out checks to NAU - Global Languages & Cultures. We do not have the ability to take credit card payments. You will have 2.5 hours to complete the exam.

5. Global Languages & Cultures will return the test to BYU for grading.

6. If you pass the exam, a letter will be prepared by the Chair of Global Languages & Cultures stating your proficiency level. The letter will be mailed to the address you specify. Please note that copies and/or records of this exam will not be retained by Global Languages & Cultures for more than 30 days because we lack the resources to keep such records.