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BEI Performance Tests

Procedures for Completing an Application for BEI Performance Test

  1. Complete Online Questionnaire (Required)
  2. Complete Application & Submit Required Documentation
  3. Pay Required Testing Fee

Your application is incomplete without all three requirements above and can only be accepted during the "Accepting Applications" status listed in the BEI Performance Testing Schedule chart.

Online Questionnaire

The online questionnaire guides you through the application process, determines your eligibility for the Performance Exam, and provides the available testing dates to select. Click below to begin the questionnaire.

Online BEI Performance Test Questionnaire

For the list of current and upcoming application periods, please review the BEI Performance Testing Schedule chart.

Application

Important: Passing the Test of English Proficiency is a requirement before applying for a performance test.

Applications are only accepted during the "Accepting Applications" status listed in the BEI Performance Testing Schedule chart. We cannot accept applications for the application period that is not open. If you are an out-of-state applicant requesting a testing appointment in advance to accommodate your travel arrangements, please contact DHH.Interpreter@Illinois.gov.

 

For the best results, we suggest you download the PDF to your computer and complete the form using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader rather than completing the PDF through your web browser. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free from the Adobe website.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Performance Test Copy of TEP Results Copy of Current Certification
Basic Yes No
Advanced Yes Yes*
Master Yes Yes*

*For a list of the current qualifying certifications for eligibility, see Section 5.5 in Illinois BEI Manual.

Testing Fees & Payment

The required fees for the Basic, Advanced, or Master performance are listed below. An additional fee of $35 if you reside out of state (outside Illinois).

Performance Test In State Candidate  Out Of State Candidate
Basic $250 $285
Advanced $275 $310 
Master $300 $335

Electronic payment is the only accepted form of payment. To complete the electronic payment, please click on the ePay logo on the left or click on the full url: https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/il-dhhc

Important: Select One-Time Payment on the left side to make a one-time payment without creating an account. Select Payment Category & Type: IL-BEI Certification & Testing Fees then Testing or Out of State Residents.

Illinois ePay is electronic payment site offered as a convenience and can be used with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. It is not an online application process. All fees are Non-Refundable.

2024 BEI Performance Testing Schedule

Test Date Time (CST) Application Period Status
Friday
January 26, 2024
10:30AM, 2:00PM or 3:00PM December 15, 2023 to
January 16, 2024
(Basic Only)

Closed
Thursday February 8, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
December 15, 2023 to
January 31, 2024
Closed
Friday February 23, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
December 15, 2023 to
February 13, 2024
Full
Wednesday March 6, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
December 15, 2023 to
February 26, 2024
Full
Friday March 8, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
December 15, 2023 to
February 29, 2024
Full
Tuesday March 12, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
December 15, 2023 to March 4, 2024 Full
Friday March 29, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
December 15, 2023 to March 21, 2024 Full
Wednesday April 17, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
January 2, 2024 to
April 8, 2024
Full
Friday April 19, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
January 2, 2024 to
April 8, 2024
Full
Thursday June 6, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
March 1, 2024 to
May 28, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Thursday June 13, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
March 1, 2024 to
June 3, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
April 1, 2024 to
July 8, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Wednesday August 28, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
April 1, 2024 to
August 19, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Friday September 6, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
April 1, 2024 to
August 26, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Wednesday October 9, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
July 1, 2024 to
September 30, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Wednesday October 23, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
July 1, 2024 to
October 14, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Thursday November 7, 2024 10:30AM, 2:00PM
or 3:00PM
July 1, 2024 to
October 28, 2024
Application Period
Not Open

Testing Location

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
528 S. 5th Street, Suite 209
Springfield, IL 62701

Study Guide

The Study Guide in the Illinois_BEI_Manual includes Chapter 5 through 8 helps you become familiar with the testing process from application to receiving the results. It is highly recommended to review the Manual thoroughly prior to taking the test.

BEI Validity and Reliability

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