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  • The DLAB measures the aptitude for foreign language learning by the typical native English speaker. The DLAB may be administered to personnel who are interested in:
  • applying for foreign language training
  • being screened for assignment to foreign language training¬†
  • Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI)
  • Olmstead Scholarship Foundation Program
  • Foreign Area Officer (FAO)
  • Personnel Exchange Program (PEP)¬†

The DLPT is the only DOD test that measures a service member's proficiency in a foreign language in listening and/or reading. Sailors needing to establish foreign language proficiency or to re-certify for Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB), or to establish/maintain a language NEC are authorized to test.

An OPI is a phone conversation between a foreign language instructor and a linguist that determines a service member's speaking proficiency. An OPI must be submitted by an approved Test Control Officer (TCO) through the Navy Foreign Language Testing Office Web-site.

The Navy values your language skills! Sailors demonstrating foreign language proficiency through official testing may qualify for bonus pay, special assignments, a Language NEC, and/or college credit as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Learn more and schedule your test today by visiting:

  • Program Manager DSN 459-6529 / COM 850-452-4579
  • Testing Coordinator DSN 459-6177 / COM 850-452-6177

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