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YKI: The National Certificate of Language Proficiency, The Finnish Language, Intermediate Level (YKI 3-4)

The National Certificate of Language Proficiency evaluates the language skills of adults. At the National Certificate of Language Proficiency test you can test how well you speak, write and understand Finnish. If you wish to apply for Finnish citizenship, you will need a certificate of Finnish or Swedish language proficiency. You can demonstrate your language skills by taking the intermediate level test of language proficiency.

The test evaluates both spoken and written language skills (text comprehension, writing, speech comprehension and speaking). The test takes approximately 5 hours. All parts of the test are done on the same day. The task instructions are in Finnish. Please check further info on Finnish National Agency for Education.

Registration for the YKI Test

Next test dates

Saturday 29.1.2022. THE TEST IS FULL. Register for the waiting list.

Saturday 9.4.2022. Registration starts on Tuesday 1.2. at 10 am. You can only register on the internet.

You need Finnish online bank codes in order to register online. If you don’t have them, you can register using your email address. The registration cannot be done on behalf of another person.

Please check that you have filled your information correctly, including your e-mail.

You will get an email approximately two weeks before the test. There will be instructions for the YKI-test and the time your test will start.

If there’s a place available on waiting list, you’ll be notified by email.

YKI-test must be paid within one week after the registration. The test costs 140 €. You’ll receive a link to make the payment by email.

NOTE! Money will not be returned if you cancel the test. Money will not be returned even if you passed the previous test. Money cannot be transferred to another person or to another test.

The test location: Helsingin aikuisopisto, Runeberginkatu 22-24, 00100 Helsinki.

If you need special arrangements, please read the instructions here.


Instructions and Exercises for the YKI Test

Check the instructions and excercises.

The YKI Courses administered at the Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki:

Check Finnish Courses.

YKI test fee is not included in the course payment, but must be paid upon test registration. Even if you have a place at an YKI course, you must register for the YKI test separately. A place at the course is not automatically a place in the the test. YKI test fee is 140 €. We reserve the right to price changes.