There are three different ways to join ALTE:
Join ALTE as an Individual Affiliate and receive regular information about our courses and events. Becoming an ALTE Individual Affiliate is free of charge, and anyone with an interest in language testing can apply.
You will receive news from ALTE about its events and activities, as well
as news from carefully selected other relevant activities from third
parties. By completing this information and registering you agree that
the information you provide will be stored by ALTE in its internal
systems based in the United Kingdom as well as the WildApricot
Membership software based in Canada that we use. All data will be kept
secure and only used to process your application and to send you emails
from ALTE. ALTE will never pass your details on to any third party
without your additional consent.
Applications are reviewed every few weeks. You will be notified once your application has been accepted.
2. ALTE Institutional Affiliates
ALTE Institutional Affiliates are organisations with an interest and active involvement in language testing. They are required to pay a yearly fee (currently €500), and have the chance to attend ALTE meetings and conferences, including any free workshops organised in the context of these events.
If you would like to become an ALTE Institutional Affiliate, please return this application form to the ALTE Secretariat. The application form also lists the benefits of institutional affiliation. Before applying, please read this page to familiarize yourself with the procedure, requirements and obligations of ALTE Institutional Affiliates.
Being an ALTE Institutional Affiliate is one of the pre-requisites to apply for ALTE Full/Associate Member status.
3. ALTE Full/Associate Members
As a European association, ALTE Full Members are based in an EU/EEA country. ALTE Associate Members can be based in any country in the world outside the EU/EEA, and enjoy the same benefits as ALTE Full Members but do not have voting rights.
In order to become an ALTE Full/Associate Member, institutions must produce language tests in an official language of the country where the institution is established. This includes both spoken and sign languages.
Before becoming an ALTE Full/Associate Member, organisations need to first become ALTE Institutional Affiliates and pass an ALTE audit of at least one of their examinations. ALTE Full/Associate Members are also expected to attend meetings and conferences regularly, and to contribute actively to the life of the association (delivering presentations, hosting events, etc.).
Benefits of becoming a full/associate member include: