Cambridge English Scale asserts that, although the exam is targeted at Level C1 of the CEFR, it also provides reliable assessment at the level above C1 (Level C2). See here.

The Statement of Results also specifies it:

"Candidates achieving Grade A (between 200 and 210 on the Cambridge English Scale) receive the Certificate in Advanced English stating that they have demonstrated ability at Level C2"

I usually state that I am C2 in my CV, but I want to know to what extent is this a valid official certificate or if I should take an exam targeted at C2.

  • "Valid" for what purpose? A certificate is a certificate, nothing more, nothing less. Whether someone will accept it for a particular purpose is up to them. It sounds to me like you have simply stated a demonstrable fact on your CV and there's clearly nothing wrong with that. – TypeIA Jul 11 '19 at 9:13
  • This might be a "meta" ELL question. – whiskeychief Jul 11 '19 at 10:46

What that means is that you are likely to pass the C2 exam, not that you have. So, no. Your only certification is C1.

You could say you believe you have a C2-level of proficiency, but nothing beyond that.

However, there's certainly nothing wrong with stating passed C1 Advanced with an A, and letting others interpret that how they wish.

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