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BEI Test of English Proficiency

Procedures for Completing an Application for BEI TEP Written Test

  1. Complete Online Questionnaire (Required)
  2. Complete Application
  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 TEP Testing Schedule chart.

Online Questionnaire

The online questionnaire guides you through the application process and provides the available testing dates to select. Click below to begin the questionnaire.

Online BEI TEP Testing Questionnaire

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

Application

Applications are only accepted during the "Accepting Applications" status listed in the BEI TEP 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.

Testing Fees & Payment

The required fee is $80 (out of state residents pay an additional $35 fee).

Where You Reside Required Fee
In State Candidate (Illinois) $80
Out Of State Candidate $115 

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 TEP Testing Schedule

*Schedule may be subject to new testing dates added. Please keep checking for updates.

Test Date Time (CST) Application Period Status
Thursday January 25, 2024 2:00PM December 15, 2023 to
January 16, 2024
Closed
Thursday February 22, 2024 2:00PM December 15, 2023 to
February 13, 2024
Closed
Tuesday March 26, 2024 2:00PM Febrbary 13, 2024 to
March 19, 2024
Closed
Tuesday April 16, 2024 2:00PM January 2, 2024 to
April 9, 2024
Closed
Thursday April 18, 2024 2:00PM January 2, 2024 to
April 9, 2024
Closed
Tuesday April 30, 2024 2:00PM February 2, 2024 to
April 23, 2024
Closed
Wednesday May 22, 2024 2:00PM February 2, 2024 to
May 17, 2024
Closed
Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00PM May 10, 2024 to
May 31, 2024
Closed
Wednesday June 12, 2024 2:00PM May 10, 2024 to
June 7, 2024
Accepting Applications
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00PM April 2, 2024 to
July 9, 2024
Full
Tuesday August 27, 2024 2:00PM April 2, 2024 to
August 16, 2024
Full
Tuesday October 8, 2024 2:00PM July 9, 2024 to
October 3, 2024
Application Period
Not Open
Thursday December 19, 2024 2:00PM July 9, 2024 to
December 12, 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 3: About the Test of English Proficiency and Chapter 4: Overview of TEP Sections 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. 

Accommodation

IDHHC is committed to providing equal access to interpreter certification applicants and candidates. If you request an accommodation, please review the Accommodation Request in Chapter 2 of the Illinois_BEI_Manual

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