Announcement Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Updated March 26, 2020  

Paragon Testing Enterprises is committed to protecting the health and safety of our test takers, employees, and test centre personnel. We have been closely following updates from health authorities and feel that the most appropriate action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and the United States is to suspend all testing for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test, and the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) in those two countries starting on March 18, 2020. We anticipate resuming testing on April 17, 2020.

Testing continues to take place in Hong Kong, with additional precautions to protect the health and safety of test takers and test centre personnel. However, the situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and it is possible that testing in Hong Kong may be temporarily closed on short-notice.

In addition, testing continues to be suspended in United Arab Emirates, India, Philippines, and China, in line with the directives of local authorities. It is anticipated testing in United Arab Emirates will resume after April 7, 2020, in India after April 14, 2020, in the Philippines on April 14, 2020, and in China as soon as local restrictions are removed.

As new information is available, we will make sure to update this page immediately. 

For more specific COVID-19 updates on each test, please visit the following pages: 

During this time, Paragon’s employees are continuing to provide support to our test takers, clients, and partners at a distance. Even though our offices in Vancouver and Toronto are closed to the public, we are still available to be contacted by email and phone. 

Thank you for your understanding and support.