Prueba de Español: NM Spanish Language Proficiency Exam


Registration: $150
Retest, per part: $40
Study guide upon request

We accept checks, money orders, school district purchase orders and credit cards.

Steps to Register for Testing

  1. Check the testing calendar prior to registering. If the session is full you will be notified via email. Each test has limited space. You will only be able to take the test on the date for which you registered unless you request a date change (see Test Date Change below). You will not be allowed to retake the full test for 60 days after taking it the first time. No exceptions. If there are no dates on the calendar, those sessions are full.
  2. Fill out the Online Prueba de Español Registration Form. Forms submitted without payment will not be processed. Your seat for your chosen test is not guaranteed until your payment is received by the Office of Planning and Policy.
    Prueba de Español Online Registration Form
  3. Send your payment with the appropriate fees by check, money order or school purchase order by the registration deadline of your chosen test date to:

    Accessibility Resources and Testing Center
    ENMU Station 34
    1500 S. Ave K
    Portales, NM 88130

    Additional Prueba Contact Information Accessibility Resources and Testing Center


Testing Calendar

Please visit the Prueba Testing Calendar on our planning and policy portal page for our current calendar.

Please check the testing calendar prior to selecting your test date. Each test has limited seats available; you will be notified via email if the test date you selected is full. You are required to show a government issued picture ID to be admitted into the exam.

Admission Letter

Your admission letter will be emailed to the email address given on your registration form one week prior to your test date (if your registration was received by the registration deadline).

  • If you do not receive your admission letter one week prior to your test, please call 575.562.2280, to confirm your registration.
  • Please note it is your responsibility to open your correspondence to check your admission letter and confirm your test date.

Photo Identification

You must present your photo ID with your name and signature at the time you are admitted for the test. You will not be allowed to test without it.

Test Date Change

You must email any request for date changes at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled test date. Email [email protected] (this allows the notice to be received before a date that requires travel). Your test date can only be changed if space is available.

Refund Policy

Email [email protected] with a copy of your receipt.

  • $125 of the full test fee will be refunded to examinees who give two weeks or more cancellation notice.
  • Examinees who give less than two weeks cancellation notice will be refunded $100 of the full test fee.
  • Retakes will be refunded $25 of the $40 test fee with two weeks or more notice.
  • Retakes will be refunded $20 of the $40 test fee with less than two weeks notice.
  • No exceptions to the above refund policy items.

Test Results

Test results will be sent to you approximately eight weeks after you take your test, via email. You may print as many copies as you like, and you can request an additional score report to be sent via email.


A traditional/standard Spanish/English dictionary will be provided for you to use during the exam.

Disability Accommodations

If you are an individual with a disability in need of accommodations or services in order to take Prueba, please contact 575.562.2280.

Appeals/Grievance Procedures

For appeals related specifically to the Spanish competency test Prueba, the following procedures will be followed. Address the complaint to the executive director of Planning and Policy Office.

  • The complaint should contain the name and address of the person(s) filing it, and a brief description of the alleged complaint. It should be filed with the director within 10 University business days from the date of the alleged complaint.
  • An investigation conducted by the executive director, as may be appropriate, shall follow the filing of a complaint. The investigation shall be informal but thorough, and it should afford all interested persons and their representatives, if any, an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint.
  • A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution, if any, shall be issued by the director and forwarded to the complainant no later than 20 University business days after the filing.
  • The executive director shall maintain the files and records relating to the complaints for a period of three years. Test booklets and response audio files used in the administration of Prueba will be maintained in a secure location for the period of one year. At the end of one year, the test booklets will be shredded and the audio erased.
  • The complainant can request a reconsideration of the case in instances of dissatisfaction with the resolution. The request for reconsideration should be made to the New Mexico Public Education Department within 10 University business days of the resolution of the complaint.
  • The right of a person to a prompt and equitable resolution of the complaint filed shall not be impaired by nor shall the use of this procedure be a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies.
  • These rules shall be constructed to protect the substantive rights of interested persons, and to meet appropriate due process standards.
  • Test takers will have one year from the date they took the exam in which to file a complaint, any complaint filed after that date will not be accepted.

For more Information

Accessibility Resources and Testing Center
ENMU Station 34
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575.562.2280