The Writing Proficiency Test is delivered via the internet. It consists of a number of prompts customized to reflect the interests and experience of the test-taker which are gathered through survey questions at the beginning of the assessment. The candidate is presented with four to five prompts dealing with practical, social, and professional topics that are familiar to the individual and of general and/or cultural relevance, encountered in both formal and informal contexts. The candidate must write a written response to all the prompts. The written responses are assessed by certified ACTFL raters, and results are provided against the ACTFL, ILR, or CEFR scale. The test takes 20–80 minutes, depending on the range of proficiency being assessed. The ACTFL WPT has been favorably reviewed for college credit. ACTFL provides these college credit recommendations to institutions of higher education for their consideration in awarding college credit for demonstrated written proficiency in world languages.
Albanian (Booklet form only), Arabic, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, English, French, German, Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole (Booklet form only) , Hebrew (Booklet form only), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian Farsi, Polish, European Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.