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across Washington State with
Chinese language learning

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) provides Chinese language testing services to people in the United States. Tests include:

[1] the HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì, 汉语水平考试),

[2] the HSKK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng kǒuyǔ Kǎoshì, 汉语水平口语考试) and

[3] the YCT (zhōng xiǎo xué Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì, 中小学生汉语考试).

All tests are internet-based and can be taken on-site or from home.

Per recent changes in Chinese Testing International’s test arrangements, the Online-at-home edition will combine the HSK written and HSKK oral in one single test.

Specifically, the HSKK entry level should be taken together with HSK Level 3. The HSKK intermediate level should be taken together with HSK level 4. Finally, the HSKK advanced level should be taken with HSK 5 and/or 6. HSK level 1 and 2 can be completed as standalone tests without an oral component.

* To be eligible to sit for all the exams we provide, you must be in the United States as a resident or a registered international student at an American educational institution at the time of examination.

For more information please review the following links:


General Test information

Test Dates

Test fees

Test Registration