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Testing opportunities for students to earn a World Language Proficiency Certificate or Bilingual/Multilingual Seal

(10/14/2022) Anoka-Hennepin students with a mastery of world languages can use that knowledge to earn special recognitions – World Language Proficiency Certificates or Bilingual/Multilingual Seals. 

The Minnesota World Language Proficiency Certificate and Bilingual and Multilingual Seals were created by the state of Minnesota as an official recognition of proficiency in a language in addition to English. There are three award levels that denote specific language abilities, and students who prove their proficiency, either through study or as native speakers, will have a notation entered on their high school transcript to reflect their functional abilities in the language.

Additionally, college credit can be awarded to these students who attend or transfer to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and select other post-secondary institutions within three years of graduation from Anoka-Hennepin.

Testing information:

  • Fall testing dates: Nov. 15, 2022 and/or Nov. 17, 2022; Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.
  • Spring testing dates: March 28, 2023 and/or March 30, 2023; Registration deadline is Friday, March 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Testing will occur after school starting at 3 p.m.
  • Cost is $30 per assessment, or $10 if the student receives free or reduced-price lunch.

Interested 10th, 11th and 12th grade students can register to take an exam at the following district high schools:

  • Anoka-Hennepin Regional.
  • Anoka High School.
  • Andover High School.
  • Blaine High School.
  • Champlin Park High School.
  • Coon Rapids High School.

To learn more about this opportunity, see the languages currently available, and register to take an exam, visit