Partners, University Credits and Dele exam

With 30+ years, CPI is internationally recognized and the selected provider in Costa Rica for prestigious universities and organizations.

Instituto Cervantes from Spain

CPI Heredia has been accredited by Instituto Cervantes for more than 15 years, which means CPI meets the conditions set by the Instituto Cervantes Accreditation System for Centres, the only international accreditation exclusively focused on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. The Instituto Cervantes carries out periodic inspections and renews accreditation every two years.

CPI Heredia is the campus approved by Instituto Cervantes

What is an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center?
  • Meet certain quality standards in the teaching of Spanish
  • Meet the legal requirements for carrying out teaching activities
  • Have adequate teaching resources
  • Have a properly qualified and trained teaching team
  • Have a teaching plan guaranteeing satisfactory progress
  • Set a maximum number of students per class
  • Issue certificates
  • Present publicity which reflects accurately the services offered
  • Outline course and supplementary services fees clearly
  • Address complaints

Also, CPI Heredia has been approved by Instituto Cervantes as an official Examination Centre to obtain the DELE certification.
DELE textbooks prices

Diplomas de Español DELE: They are issued by the Instituto Cervantes, and they are official qualifications accrediting levels of competence and command of the Spanish language.

University Partners

CPI Costa Rica holds formal alliances with various universities; students receive credits for Spanish (onsite and online) or for experiential learning:

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University Credits

CPI transfer university credit model

Both the CPI ONSITE & ONLINE Spanish programs are approved for transfer credits through the New Mexico State University (NMSU) for "Language Credit via Distance Education" program. Undergraduate credit for beginner to advanced

Details and Benefits

CPI Spanish offers both undergraduate and graduate university Spanish credit through its onsite & online Spanish programs which is recognized through the New Mexico State University (NMSU) for "Language Credit via Distance Education" program; all coursework taken is transferable to other accredited universities through the NMSU system, a partnership that provides the perfect opportunity to earn college credit.

Once your NMSU advisor determines and informs CPI of the requirements for your next step in your academic planning, our Academic Coordinator administers an oral & written placement exam at the beginning of the CPI enrollment process 

Interested in NMSU transfer credits?

Visit NMSU website to sign up for the CPI transfer credit program: 

Language Credit via Distance Education (DEIL) | Office of Experiential Learning | New Mexico State University 

Through Distance Education Intensive Language (DEIL), we offer non-NMSU students the opportunity to enroll at an approved Spanish language institute and earn NMSU graded credit as a guest matricula.

Professional Accords

CPI Costa Rica is proud to share that we are the chosen Spanish school of local and international companies as well as government agencies. To name a few, our clients include: British Embassy, Canadian Government, U.S. Government, McKinsey & Company and Emerson Electric Company. CPI Costa Rica is affiliated with the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce and the Centro Nacional de Franquicias (CENAF)