The information on this page is for candidates whose application to take a given LCE has already been accepted and who have been assigned an application number.

Locating your assigned test centre

You will be assigned a test centre on the basis of the information provided in the profile section of your application unless you are doing a remote LCE. Have the application number you were given in your acceptance notice ready. Select the LCE to which you have applied from the menu. The test centres for that LCE will appear in a new window below. Scroll through them to find the one you have been assigned (the application numbers of invited candidates are listed under each test centre).

Select an examination:

Should you need to change your assigned centre (for example, because you have moved to another city or country), please contact the Examinations and Tests Section at

Notices for candidates

Information on the status of examinations and changes to the timing or content of examinations are posted here.

2017 - LCE English Interpreters, P-2/P-3
Applications now being accepted (see announcement on Home tab). Application period closes on 8 May 2017(midnight, New York time).
2017 LCE English Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors
Part 1 of the 2017 LCE English Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors was held on 8 April 2017. Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the results in due course.
2017 LCE Chinese Translators, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors
Invitation or regret letters have been emailed to all applicants. If you have not received information regarding the status of your application, please check your junk/spam mail folder or write to with a subject line "Application Status of 2017 LCE Chinese Translators, etc." Please also provide an alternate email address by completing this survey.

Application period closed 14 February 2017. Please note that the first part of this competitive examination, which was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 25 April 2017, will now be held on Saturday, 29 April 2017.
Application period closed 19 March 2017.
2017 LCE Spanish Interpreters
The following applicants have been invited to the first part of the examination. See list of examinees

Detailed information on careers for language professionals at the UN and the content of LCEs, as well as tips for preparing for them, can be found on the UN Language Careers portal. Make sure you visit the pages in your target language as the information varies accordingly.

Last updated on 18 April 2017

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