April 7, 2021

Paragon Acquired by Prometric Canada®

We are proud to announce that Paragon Testing Enterprises has been acquired by Prometric Canada®.

By leveraging our combined strength, including secure, reliable technology-enabled solutions for in-centre and online remote assessment and content development, together we will realize our common mission of expanding access to the CAEL test for people around the world. Read the full press release.

What does this mean for you, our test takers?
Our test takers will continue to remain our number one priority and this news will not affect your test date or the location of your test.

Is the CAEL test still accepted by Canadian Colleges, Universities, and other score users?
Yes, the CAEL Test will continue to be accepted by 180+ Canadian post-secondary schools as well as various professional organizations. Both CAEL at test centres and CAEL Online will continue to be available for test takers. Our new affiliation with Prometric Canada® will not impact your score report or online score access in any way.

Will my test location or date be changed or cancelled?
Your tests will not be changed or cancelled because of this announcement; you can continue to book CAEL tests. Paragon will continue to deliver CAEL at our network of test centres across Canada and internationally as well as online where available.

Will this change my test price?
No.  The prices of CAEL, either online or at a test centre, remain the same.

Does this mean I can take my test at a test centre operated by Prometric?
For the CAEL Test taken in-person at a test centre, the only valid locations are at our network of CAEL test centres across Canada and around the world. These locations are constantly changing and are accurately reflected on the CAEL website.

If I have test-related questions where can I get the most accurate information?
The official CAEL channels are the most reliable source of information about the CAEL tests. Information on test location and test day policies can be found on the cael.ca website. You can also visit the CAEL’s Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter pages for more information on test preparation and any changes to test day policies. For information on test registration information, you can continue to reach out to Paragon’s team of Customer Service Representatives!

We would like to thank you for being a valued customer, and for your continued support. We are confident that our new affiliation with Prometric Canada® will serve us all well.

What I liked most about the CAEL was that you can do the test on the computer, it uses Canadian English, and the results are released quickly!
- Alinsson, CAEL - Test Taker
I appreciated the availability of test dates for CAEL, and found it convenient and inexpensive compared to other English proficiency tests.
- Aashima, CAEL - Test Taker
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