Information in this section is for candidates whose application has been accepted and who have been assigned an application number for a competitive examination for language positions (CELP).

Notices for candidates

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

2023 Competitive examination for language positions: French Interpreters, P-2, P3
Applications now being accepted (see announcement on Home tab). Application period closes on 11 December 2022 (midnight, New York time).
2022 Competitive Examination for Chinese Interpreters, P2/P3
The following candidates have been invited to the pre-selection test. See list of examinees
2022 Competitive Examination for Arabic Interpreters, P2/P3
The following candidates have been invited to the preselection test. See list of examinees
2022 Competitive examination for language positions: English Translator/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and English Linguists P-2, P3
Applications now being accepted (see announcement on Home tab). Application period closes on 30 October 2022 (midnight, New York time).
2022 Competitive Examination for English Interpreters, P-2/P-3
The following candidates have been invited to Part 1 of the examination. See list of examinees
2022 Competitive examination for language positions: Arabic Translators, Editors and Verbatim Reporters P-2, P-3
The preparation for marking of the written part is in progress.

Detailed information on CELPs at the UN can be found on the language careers pages of the website of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management. Make sure you visit the pages in your target language as the information varies accordingly.

Find your test centre

Most CELPs are conducted remotely and do not require candidates to take the skills test at a designated test centre. If the skills tests in your examination do have to be taken at a test centre (check the announcement), select the examination to which you have applied from the menu, and using the application number you received by email, find the test centre you have been assigned.

Please note that you will be assigned a test centre based on the address provided in your application.

Select an examination:


If you need to change your assigned centre (for example, if you have moved to another city or country), please contact the CELP Team in the Special Assessments Section at celp@un.org.


Last updated on 4 October 2021

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