The national certificate of language proficiency is a language proficiency test for adults. It is an official way to demonstrate your competence in a language. The test assesses your knowledge of a language in everyday situations; you don’t need to know any specialist jargon, for example.
The YKI system is the official language proficiency test of Finland, and certificates serve a variety of purposes. You can use them, for example,
- to demonstrate your language skills to apply for a job or a place to study
- to demonstrate your level of language proficiency to acquire the Finnish citizenship (Finnish and Swedish tests)