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Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners / Pearson English International Certificate
Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners / Pearson English International Certificate



Special Announcement


Change of test series for Pearson English International Certificate test

(PEIC – Young Learner / General) in 2024


Please note that the Pearson English International Certificate test (Young Learner / General) will be moved from May to June starting from 2024 and the registration for June 2024 series will be opened in April 2024 tentatively. Further registration information will be announced in the HKEAA’s website in due course.


Besides, the test arrangement for December series will remain unchanged.   



Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners (formerly known as PTE Young Learners) provide a fun, stress-free test for age 6-12 children; whilst Pearson English International Certificate (formerly known as PTE General) is a comprehensive and coherent assessment program that covers all the Common European Framework (CEF) level which provides an internationally recognized English test for teenagers and adults.

Candidates may visit Pearson’s website at for more details.
Important Date

The HKEAA will offer the Pearson English International Certificate test (Young Learner / General) in June and December annually. Please refer to the important dates as follows:

Series Level Registration Period Examination Period Release of Results Issue of Certificates


Young Learner and General April June August September
Dec Young Learner and General October December February March



Examination Registration
Candidates are required to submit the registration via the HKEAA Online Registration System ( during the registration period. For school candidates, they should first obtain the school code through their schools and enter the school code during the online registration. Candidates should upload the image of their valid Hong Kong Identity Cards or other identification documents* for checking at the time of registration. Candidates must complete the online registration and settle the examination fees by the specified deadlines below.

*with effect from 31 January 2021, British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport cannot be used as any form of proof of identity in Hong Kong. Applicants may use alternative form of valid and acceptable identification document as proof of identity for the registration.

Please see the registration information for June 2024 series as follows:

Online Registration (
8 April 2024 (8:30am) to 19 April 2024 (5:30pm)
Guidelines for Using Online Registration System

Examination Entry Document:
Registration Notes for Applicant

Registration Summary (for school use only)

No late entry will be accepted after 19 April 2024 (5:30pm). Fees paid by a candidate who subsequently withdraws his / her entry, or is absent from the examination, or the examination is cancelled by the Examination Board in a later stage will NOT be refunded. Fees are NOT transferable to other centres, or from one examination to another / a later series or for other purposes. In addition, the HKEAA will not offer the service of “Transferred Candidate” under any circumstance.

Candidates with special needs and disabilities requiring access arrangements should contact the HKEAA by email at and enquire for the application form as well as the list of supporting documents. Completed application form must be submitted to the HKEAA on or before 19 April 2024. Please be reminded that candidate should list out the subject which access arrangement is required on the application form. No application will be accepted after 19 April 2024. The application of access arrangement is subject to Pearson Edexcel’s approval and the availability of the examination centre. The HKEAA does not guarantee all access arrangements requests can be approved and arranged. For any enquiries about the access arrangements, candidates are advised to contact the HKEAA for further assistance before submitting the registration.



Test guides and Past papers

For test guides and past papers, please visit the website at


Data Privacy
Personal data of candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:
  • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organizations in their admissions processes;
  • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organizations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
  • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organizations to confirm the candidates' eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organizations for verification;
  • certifying candidates' examination results in response to legitimate requests;
  • processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
  • conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
  • marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.* 

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government / public organizations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.   

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his / her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that candidates' personal data / correspondence / other information received by the HKEAA may be referred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of  the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data / information handling policies if necessary.

*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the HKEAA. 


For enquiries, please refer to our contact information at