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Examiner qualification English B1-B2

In this qualification, you will learn to distinguish between B1 and B2 levels in oral examinations and to objectively assess test takers.

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Your tasks as an examiner:

Distinguishing between B1-B2 levels poses special challenges for examiners: focusing on the test takers’ linguistic repertoire, accurately assessing it in sentences and grammatical structures, and assigning the correct levels. 


As a licensed telc examiner, you will assess the test takers’ oral performances confidently, objectively and at the appropriate level. 

Which examinations can I examine with the English B1-B2 licence?

With this examiner licence, you are authorised to administer the following telc examinations: 

  • telc English B1
  • telc English B1 School
  • telc English B1 Business
  • telc English B1 Hotel and Restaurant
  • telc English B2
  • telc English B2 School
  • telc English B2 Business
  • telc English B2 Technical

Requirements for obtaining the telc examiner licence English B1-B2

• Teaching experience at CEFR levels B1 and B2 (minimum of 450 teaching units in total) 

• English proficiency at  C1 level 

• Familiarity with the formats of the telc examinations covered in the licence 

• Knowledge of telc examination regulations 

• Working knowledge of the relevant CEFR levels and the action-oriented approach 


Please note: 

If you have never held a telc examiner licence or if your licence expired more than 6 months ago, you must first complete our free introduction for examiners A1 to C2 module on telc Campus. 

Qualification programme

Please note: 

The initial qualification is always obtained through a live seminar (online or face-to-face). 

If you have previously acquired a licence, you can also make use of our online qualification self-study modules to renew your licence. 

Self-learning module In person LIVE Online
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You will find live qualification seminars under the title "Examiner qualification B1-B2". We offer these seminars in English and in German. 


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The qualification process

During the qualification seminar, you will assess sample performances and discuss them with other examiners. You will learn to apply the marking criteria consistently and reflect on your role as examiner. 

At the end, you will complete a licensing task in which you will evaluate one to two examination situations. If you successfully complete this task and fulfil all participation requirements, you will receive a telc examiner licence English B1-B2. 


For details on online qualification seminars, click here. 

Licence Validity

To examine telc examinations, you need a valid telc examiner licence. Each licence is valid for three years.  


To ensure quality and consistency of examination assessment, regular training of examiners is essential. With each successful qualification, you receive confirmation from telc that you are competent in your examiner role and are a valuable member of our community.