Reports for Test Users
Who are Test Users?
Test users are organizations that make use of test results to inform decision making. For example, language proficiency test users include colleges and universities, and the purpose for which test results are applied is for admission decisions. In the case of CELBAN, a test recognized as proof of language proficiency by all Canadian nursing regulators, test users are provincial nursing regulators, educational institutions, and examinees.
The reports contained in this section offer test users background context, details on test construction, and a record of test development efforts and approaches. This material is most useful to organizations.
Examinees will benefit most from reviewing the Test Information
section of this website.
History of CELBAN
CELBAN is a test of language proficiency for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who have completed their nursing education in another country and who speak English as a second or additional language. It was developed in 2004 by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)
in consultation with members of the nursing community from regulatory bodies, associations, unions, nursing refresher programs, as well as IENs. Originally designed to ease the nursing shortage in Canada by providing access to the pool of IENs who arrived in Canada but encountered obstacles to obtaining employment, CELBAN remains the preferred choice for IENs. To learn more about how CELBAN was developed, please click here
Facts & Figures Reports
The CELBAN Centre operates within Touchstone Institute
. We are committed to ongoing quality control checks to ensure that the CELBAN tests we administer are working as intended. CELBAN Facts & Figures
document our test renewal activities as administrators of the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN). To learn more and access the reports, please click here