Chinese Language Credentials

The Confucius Institute in Edmonton is a centre for the administration of internationally recognized testing, providing formal credentialing in Chinese language. These tests are administered in the spring and fall in three categories: HSK, BCT, YCT.

The CIE will offer the Online HSK and HSKK Tests (Home Edition) on Saturday, April 24, 2021 (Registration deadline: April 12 at 4:30 pm) and Saturday, June 5, 2021 (Registration deadline: May 21 at 4:30 pm). Please register directly at

Exam Time

HSK Level 2, Level 4, Level 6       Starting at 9:00 am

HSK Level 1, Leve 3, Level 5       Starting at 1:30 pm

HSKK Primary, Intermediate, Advance   Starting at 4:30 pm


Please read the following information carefully before registration

Photo requirements for registration:

Facial recognition technology will be used to identify the candidates based on the photo provided.

  • an image of your current appearance.
  • a plain white background.
  • black & white photo or color photo.
  • no hat, head covering, or sunglasses.

Hardware, software, and Internet requirements for exam:

  • a desktop or laptop with Windows 7 or 10 operating system, minimum 0.3MP HD camera, and minimum screen resolution: 1366×768.
  • a second device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) used to join the google meets.
  • a pair of headphones or earbuds.
  • minimum Internet speeds: 150 Kbps.
  • software HSKClient (a download link will be sent to you after registration).

Payment (payment must be received by the registration deadline):

  • Cheque or money order

Please make a cheque or money order payable to Confucius Institute in Edmonton, and send it to: 

                                Confucius Institute in Edmonton

                                13750 Woodcroft Avenue NW

                                Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3M4

  • Cash

We can only take cash drop off by making an arrangement in advance at

For more information please see the following HSK Brochure.

Click Here for HSK Brochure



( Kǎoshì – Tests )

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

Certify your knowledge of Chinese language with the HSK test, the only standard Chinese language proficiency exam for non-native speakers. There are six levels: Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. (Read more)

Business Chinese Test (BCT)

This test assesses your Chinese ability to connect with communities and businesses across the globe. There are three levels: Levels 1, 2 and 3. (Read more)

Youth Chinese Test (YCT)

Designed for younger Chinese learners, this test can be used as a marker on your journey to becoming a fully fluent in Mandarin. (Read more)

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK)

HSKK is used to assess your oral Chinese abilities. There are three levels: primary level, intermediate level, and advanced level. (Read more)