Language Assessment Training and Support (LATS) provides support to all Language Assessment (& Referral) Centres across Canada by coordinating and providing functional guidance and training, program delivery materials and tools, and sharing information and best practices.  Our ultimate objective is to ensure that newcomer clients receive accurate language assessments and referrals in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

An Informal Interim Assessment and Referral Process has been developed by TCET for Language Assessment and Referral Centres to use during COVID-19. Please contact Tracy Layne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for access to the online portal.



LATS is primarily responsible for providing the following services:

  • Assessor Training
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment for Literacy Learners (CLBA-LL)
    • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)
  • Assessor Certification and Recalibration
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
    • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)
  • Secure access to CLBA/CLBA-LL Assessment Forms
  • Information Resource Services for Assessors and Coordinators
  • Annual Administrators' and Assessors' Meetings
  • Input to Guidelines and updates for Language Assessment (& Referral) Centres