Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
Active Duty Member
What is the CG Foreign Language Program?
- The program, outlined in ALCOAST 585/05, aims to build a strong pool of members proficient in a variety of languages.
- There are two levels of language proficiency, linguists and interpreters. Linguists have a higher level of fluency while interpreters have a working level proficiency. See the ILR Skill Level Descriptions for details on levels of proficiency.
- Members who have passed the proficiency test and fill billets that require a language proficiency, receive Foreign Language Proficiency Pay (FLPP) . See ALCOAST 275/06 for details on language billets.
How do I get certified as a linguist or interpreter?
- You will need to take the DLPT V, a computer-based language test than includes both reading and listening components.
How do I arrange to take the DLPT?
- Only full-time regional ESOs and a few collateral duty ESOs can give the DLPT tests. Ask your ESO for information on where you will need to go and how to set up an appointment.
DLPT Frequently Asked Questions