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About Our Testing Program

DLS has been a prominent testing facility for federal agencies, the US military, and private corporations for more than 20 years. DLS testing assesses a candidate’s language skills in translation, speaking, listening comprehension, and reading using the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) guidelines.Tests can be administered in person at our offices or by phone for candidates in remote locations. Translation exams take 45 minutes and general proficiency exams (speaking, listening comprehension, and reading) take 1 to 1.5 hours.

Although these tests follow a standardized format, they can be customized to meet specific client needs. DLS adheres to all security measures requested by the client. We have our own internal quality control procedures to ensure test integrity and scoring reliability. All native-speaking testers and DLS examiners are trained to administer examinations in accordance with the format used at FSI. We provide a Language Proficiency Certification upon completion of every test; additional written feedback is available upon request. Our flexibility and large pool of language professionals can accommodate in-person or remote testing on short notice. To get a testing quote or set up a test, please contact the DLS Testing Coordinator.

For more information, contact Sarah Burns:

703-243-4855 ex. 148

[email protected]


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