English language competency is an essential element for success in business and industry. Employers, education institutions, and training providers are seeking for a fast, flexible, and affordable way to obtain a valid and reliable measure of workplace English language competency.

The Proficiency in Enterprise Communication (PEC) test is designed to assess candidates' English language competency for occupational purposes in order to meet the needs of employers and employees. It is a good indicator of employees' English language competency as it assesses their ability in the language in four major areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The PEC test is developed by Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd and Prometric, and administered via the Internet.

The PEC test is a valid and reliable language assessment tool designed to help employers in making critical decisions with regard to recruitment of new employees, training, and promotion.

The scope has been widened to other general disciplines to cater to wider markets and plans to introduce e-learning via Mobile Apps where candidates have the option to learn on their terms and their location choices.



The programme certifies English competency and understanding of the following components:
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Language & Reading
  • Writing




The Training of Trainers (ToT) session was awesome. Surely will benefit the participants in terms of the delivery techniques to achieve the intended objectives for the students.


The PEC programme can boost the student’s employability / marketability and as an added value for them in the future.

Muhammad Fadhli Mohd Diah
( Language Instructor, Universiti Utara Malaysia )
Putrajaya Marriott Hotel
13 - 15 Jul 2013


The Speaking section was the most memorable moment for me because it allows my creativity to flow and connect with the others.


The target participants will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the PEC test. Additionally, the activities allow the participants to enhance their self-confidence in using the language.

Dr Isarji Sarudin
( Head of Research , International Islamic University of Malaysia )
Putrajaya Marriott Hotel
13 - 15 Jul 2013


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the PEC test?

PEC is a globally benchmarked and industry-driven test for non-native speakers of English for occupational purposes.

Who should take PEC test?

Candidates who want to improve their industry-specific English proficiency in industry specific for better employability.

What is the main objective of PEC test?

What are the benefits if I am PEC certified?

EMPLOYEE A good command of English is a key skill for entering the job market.

Possessing a Enterprise Communication Certification can radically improve your attractiveness to a potential employer and boost your employability
EMPLOYER Employers can be confident that those holding this certification will possess the appropriate communication skills to perform the job.

What is the prerequsite to take PEC test?

Related academic courses or equivalent certification/education and an understanding of industry specific vocabulary is highly recommended.

What format does the PEC test follow & how long does it take to complete?

The PEC test consists of FOUR (4) sections: Speaking, Listening, Language and Reading, and Writing. The total duration of the test is TWO (2) hours.

The breakdown of the TWO (2) hours by section is shown in the table below:
Section Duration Number of Questions Notes
Speaking 20 minutes 4 tasks, 1 with 4 subtasks
  • Eliciting information
  • Making arrangements
  • Providing information
  • Giving a brief presentation
  • Describing a procedure or process
Listening 20 minutes 15 multiple-choice questions
  • 1-2 statements
  • Short passages
  • Dialogues
  • Presentation
Reading and Language 50 minutes 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
Writing 30 minutes 2 tasks
  • Writing
  • Rewriting

How does the scoring system for the PEC test work?

There are two scoring system for the PEC:

What is a passing score on the PEC test?

PEC test is designed to assess English language for 4 skills. There are no passing or failing scores in the PEC test. Results are reported as score scale:

What computer skills do I need to take the PEC test?

There are no specific computer skills needed

What do I do if I need help?

Any assistance (technical related) will be handled by the supervisor during the test

Where can I take PEC test?

You can take the PEC test at any Prometric Authorized Testing Center

What should I bring with me to the PEC test site?

How and when will I receive my PEC test scores?

PEC test result is available on-line within 3 weeks after your test date. Results are not given out over the phone, by fax or e-mail. You will be notified via e-mail when the result becomes available for download