- The University for Foreigners Siena
The University for Foreigners Siena issues the CILS Certificate (Certificate of Italian as a foreign language), which is recognised by the Italian state. The CILS is an official diploma for measuring the level of competence in communicating in Italian as a foreign language.
- The “Accademia Italiana di Lingua” (AIL) in Florence
The “Accademia Italiana di Lingua” (AIL) is an association of schools, institutions and national and foreign experts working in the domain of teaching the Italian language to foreigners and in the area of certification. The AIL head office is located in Florence. AIL has created exams of different levels so that candidates can obtain certificates attesting to their knowledge of Italian.