C2 Proficiency Exam

The CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) is the highest qualification of all Cambridge English exams. It corresponds to the C2 level (CEFR).

By taking the CPE exam, you demonstrate that you have a fluent and confident command of the English language, almost reaching the level of a native speaker. This makes you capable of working and studying at the highest professional and academic levels.

The CPE certificate is proof of your outstanding English language skills.


Exam Details


Cambridge Institut Munich, possibly an external location in the Munich city center


Multiple times per year Written and Speaking on the same day. Except for high number of registrations, speaking possibly on the day before.


3 to 6 participants depending on exam format and capacity


255 € After the registration deadline: plus a late registration fee of 55€; Acceptance is subject to availability



Cambridge English Certificate C2 Proficiency (CPE)


17.05.24 - 17.05.24
(CB) Reg. until 02.05, Results available from (Date TBA)
PB = paper-based. Exam is taken on paper. CB = computer-based. Exam is taken on computer at the test center. Both formats are equally valid.Book Now

Exam Preparation

Exam Format

The C2 Proficiency exam format consists of the following sections:

  1. Reading & Use of English (1 hour 30 minutes)
  2. Writing (1 hour 30 minutes)
  3. Listening (approximately 40 minutes)
  4. Speaking (16 minutes per candidate pair)

A complete candidate information booklet for download can be found here

Self-Study Materials
For independent preparation, the Self Study Pack of the Cambridge English Advanced 3 book, with solutions and audio content, is suitable. Learning materials are available in all major bookstores and online.

Sample Test
To prepare, a free sample test (paper-based exam) is available for download.

Sample Certificate
Upon passing the exam, you will receive a corresponding certificate: C2 Proficiency Sample Certificate

Preparation Course
Cambridge Institute Munich offers a 6-week preparation course for the C2 Proficiency exam. Additionally, all day -intensive courses, as well as evening courses, can be optionally completed with the C2 Proficiency English certificate.