How to register for Cambridge English exams

Candidates should come to the British Council office in Addis Ababa in person and register for the exam of their choice.

Payment Methods

Candidates can pay by a direct bank transfer to the British Council bank account (see the instructions here) from any branch of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. 


In accordance with Cambridge English Language Assessment regulations, candidates registering for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge English: Business (BEC) and Cambridge English: Legal (ILEC) examinations will be required to have a passport-style photograph taken on the day of either the speaking test or the written test. Test Day Photography is compulsory for all candidates over 18 years of age.

We will process registrations for candidates under 18 years of age whose parent/legal guardian refuses to consent to the test day photography procedure; however please note that a photo cannot be added to the candidate’s result at a later date.

All candidates, or a parent/guardian, must sign the relevant consent form (download on this page).  


Special arrangements can be provided for Cambridge English paper-based exams only. Find out more about how we can facilitate your special arrangements. Please note, you will need to provide a medical certificate issued within the last two years when registering for the exam.