*One attempt only per assessment is allowed per student*


English Placement Assessment (Mandatory)

MICROSOFT Suite Equivalency Assessment (Optional)

If you have not yet registered to take your English Assessment, do so as soon as possible.

This assessment is mandatory to access the English course as well as your coop placements in your program curriculum

This assessment is done online using the Teams Application. It takes roughly 2 hours and consists of 5 components: Language Use Test; Listening test; Reading Skills test; Sentence Meaning test; Essay.

No corrector software, dictionaries or language guides are permitted.

Collège Boréal implemented this language competency process to ensure that all students have the required competencies to succeed in their courses, work placements and future jobs.  

For questions concerning the assessment, or if you require assistance booking your appointment, contact le Centre de testing: 


The MICROSOFT Suite Equivalency Assessment is optional and takes roughly 2 hours to complete. It consists of 4 modules: computer functions, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. During the evaluation you are permitted to use the Microsoft software as well as conduct research on the Internet.

How do I know if I need to write this assessment?

If your program is in the list below, it is recommended that you take the assessment to possibly be exempted from the INF1078 course that is in your program curriculum

  • Adjoint juridique
  • Mécanique de la machinerie lourde
  • Pratique de la mécanique
  • Pratique de l’électricité
  • Techniques de plomberie
  • Techniques d’éducation spécialisée
  • Techniques des services policiers
  • Techniques du génie de construction – civil et minier
  • Techniques du génie de construction – civil
  • Techniques du génie électrique
  • Techniques du génie mécanique – mécanicien-monteur industriel
  • Techniques en environnement forestier et faunique
  • Techniques en prospection et exploration minière



Prepare yourself!

Consult this list for required tools, materials and workspace:

Requirements to complete the English Placement Assessment (mandatory) and the Microsoft Suite Equivalency Assessment (optional)

  • Your Student Number
  • A computer or laptop (No Smartphone, Chromebooks, or tablets)
  • Camera on your computer
  • Headset (Optional but recommended)
  • High Speed Internet Connexion
  • Teams’ application
  • A quiet workspace clear of any type of paper, dictionaries or other learning materials not permitted during the test. During the test you will not be permitted to interact with anyone but your online test supervisor
  • I.D with photo (such as a Driver’s licence, passport, Collège Boréal student card)


Click here to set an appointment for your assessment. 



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Next Steps

Click here to view the next steps for the English Placement Assessment

Click here to view the next steps for the Microsoft Equivalency Assessment Results Chart.

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