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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). All parts of the test are done on the same day. The test task instructions are in Finnish. The test takes approximately 5 hours. Further info from the homepage of the Finnish National Agency for Education.

Registration for the YKI Test:

Next test dates:

Saturday 9.11.2019. The test is full.

Saturday 25.1.2020. Registration starts December 2 at 10 a.m. You can register only on the internet. The registration link will be added here before the registration starts. You cannot register in the office, by phone, by e-mail or by mail.

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

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.


Saturday 28.3.2020. Registration starts February 3 at 10 a.m.

Saturday 23.5.2020. Registration starts April 20 at 10 a.m.

Instructions and Exercises for the YKI Test

Check the instructions and excercises here.

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

Check the Finnish Courses here.

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 123 €. We reserve the right to price changes.