Services Exámenes homologables Procedures
lun, 01 mar 2021

Services

Note:  Dear citizen, we recommend you read very well the information on this section since it is necessary that you submit your petition in written form for some of the procedures and/or services you require to make.

You will find below the procedures you may conduct at Icfes. Please choose the option of your interest:

Create an Icfes account

Description: This service is associated to the procedures of registration, administration and results of the State Exam for Middle Education Saber 11, and registration, administration and results of the Pre-Saber 11 Exam (Practice test). Its goal is to generate a code with which education institutions are identified before Icfes in order to access our platform and conduct the processes of registration to the exams.

This procedure has no cost.

Available in electronic media: Completely

Response time: immediate.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days. It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Procedure: The institution must keep its information updated in the Ministry of Education’s information systems – DUE and SIMAT – in order to proceed with the request of user.

Correct your personal information

Description:This service is associated to the procedures of registration, administration and results of the Pre-Saber Exam (practice test), registration, administration and results of the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11; registration, administration and results of the High-School Equivalence Exam; and registration, administration and results of the Saber Pro Exam (formerly known as ECAES). Its purpose is to make corrections due to typing errors in registrations made for the exam (names, surnames, identification type and number) and/or legal change of name due to recognition or legal situations. It must be generated on the dates set forth in accordance with the publication of the schedule of the year in question or after the posting of the results.

This procedure has no cost.

Available in electronic media: partially

Response time: 

Response time is 10 business days.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days. It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Procedure: During the registration process for the exams applied by Icfes, both the institution and the person individually can make corrections of up to 30% of the characters of the name or identification document. In the event that the correction exceeds 30%, an update may be made by attaching a legible copy of the identification document. Such correction will remain in verification status to be further reviewed by Icfes.

In both cases, if approved, the modifications will be reflected on the posting of the calls for exam.

Request of correction in the name, identification document and/or type of ID in the results posted, if registered as student:  to request the correction of data in the results posted, the Institution which made the authorization of the student must submit the petition through the Electronic Service System along with the following information: Reason for the error, wrong data and correct data, exam taken, date of administration. Attach legible copy of the identification document.

Request of correction in the name, identification document and/or type of ID in the results posted, if registered as individual person:  to request the correction of data in the results posted, the Institution which made the authorization of the student must submit the petition through the Electronic Service System along with the following information: Reason for the error, wrong data and correct data, exam taken, date of administration. Attach legible copy of the identification document.

Request of legal change of name in results posted:  To proceed with the request, it is necessary to submit the following information: Distribution letter, legible photocopy of current document, civil register, and reciprocal note of change or court order and public deed. 

certification to legalize documents from Icfes:

Description: This service is associated to the procedures of registration, administration and results of the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11; registration, administration and results of the High-School Equivalence Exam; and registration, administration and results of the Saber Pro Exam (formerly known as ECAES). Its purpose is to certify the documents issued by Icfes for legalization or apostille, so that they are valid abroad and they comply with the requirements of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

 

This procedure has no cost.

Available in electronic media: partially

Response time: 10 business days.

Procedure:  

Prepare the documents required. It is necessary to have the following information at hand in order to request the certification of legalization or apostille of documents issued by Icfes:  

  • Letter of request with name and the current identification document number and the one used when the exam was taken.
  • Name of the exam and date it was taken.
  • Telephone number, city, neighborhood and correspondence address in Colombia for submitting the document. 

Lodging the petition: Submit the request through the Electronic Service Module or by post to Calle 26 No. 69-76, Torre 2, Piso 15, Edificio Elemento, Bogota.

Education institutions aggregated results

Description: This service is associated to the procedures of registration, administration and results of the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11 and registration, administration and results of the Saber Pro Exam (formerly known as ECAES). Its purpose is to offer to the public the information corresponding to the aggregated results of education institutions in the entire country on the Saber 11 and Saber Pro exams, so that they generate action and improvement plans to strengthen the quality of education in the country.

This procedure has no cost.

Available in electronic media: Completely

Response time of written request: obtained immediately.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days. It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

 

Consultation can be made by taking into account the following steps:

1. Access the web page www.icfes.gov.co.

2. Select the Education Institutions and Secretaries of Education option.

3. Click on the result of your interest.

4. Click on Aggregated Results.

5. Select the report of the desired date.

6. Click on the link and download the file.

Verify documents issued by Icfes

Description: This service is associated to the procedure, registration, administration, and results of the High-School Equivalence Exam. Its purpose is to offer citizens and companies a tool by which they may confirm the validity of the diploma and/or the graduation record issued by Icfes.

 

This procedure has no cost.

 

Available in electronic media: Completely

Response time of written request: obtained immediately.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days. It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Consultation can be made by taking into account the following steps:

1. Access the web page www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co.

2. Click on Results.

3. Click on the Academic Baccalaureate Equivalence icon.

4. Click on the option Academic Verifier.

5. Select the period of search in accordance with the date of administration of the exam.

6. Click on login.

7. Type the data requested by the system.

8. Click on Enter.

Verification of results of Saber 11 and High-School Equivalence

 

Description:This service is associated to the procedures of registration, administration and results of the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11; registration, administration and results of the High-School Equivalence Exam. Its purpose is to offer to Heads of Admission of higher education institutions the verification of results of the State Exam of Middle Education (Saber 11) obtained by applicants interested in entering to diverse Higher Education programs.

This procedure has no cost.

 

Available in electronic media: Completely

Response time: 10 business days.

 

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days. It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Means to make the request: Institutions must generate the request through the Electronic Service Module for the consultation of results prior to the year 2000 by attaching the database of applicants.

For the consultation of state exams after the year 2000: obtaining the result is immediate if they already have institutional username and password to make verifications through the website www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co. In case they do not have such password, they must request it in written through the Electronic Service Module.

Procedure:

Verification of state exams prior to year 2000.

The request must be lodged through Electronic Service on the web page www.icfes.gov.co, submitting the database in an Excel file or in text format –txt (Note pad) with the following specifications:

  • Registration number (SNP) for each applicant.
  • Identification document number with which they took the test.
  • Full name and surnames (in a single field).

Verification of state exams after the year 2000.

1. Access the web page www.icfes.gov.co.
2. Select the Results icon.
3. Select the State Exam for Entry to Higher Education – Saber 11 icon.
4. Select the IES icon.
5.  Type in the institution code.
6. Type in the assigned username and password.
7. Attach the file to process and the e-mail where you want the processing result to be sent.

Consult historical results (FTP)

 

Description: This service is associated to the procedures of registration, administration and results of the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11 and registration, administration and results of the Saber Pro Exam (formerly known as ECAES). Its purpose is to give the public a database with the results on the general level of tests applied by Icfes, which is addressed to researchers, research groups, etc., who desire to use that information in their studies.

This procedure has no cost.

Available in electronic media: Completely.

Response time of written request: 2 business days.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days. It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Procedure: access to databases is free of charge. In order to access them, you must:

1. Enter www.icfes.gov.co, option Select Researchers and Graduate Students.
3. Click on access to databases. Select the login to FTP system option.
4. Type in the generic username and password displayed by the system.

Saber 11 and Saber Pro results certifications

 

Description: This service is associated to the procedures of registration, administration and results of the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11 and registration, administration and results of the Saber Pro Exam. Its purpose is to offer certificates related to the administration and results of exams made by Icfes, as well as the certificate of attendance for the Saber Pro Exam and certificate of ranking for Saber 11 from year 2008 to year 2015.

This procedure has no cost.

Available in electronic media: Partially

Response time of written request: 10 business days.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days. It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Procedure:

Request of certificate of ranking in Saber 11 Exam.

Certifications of ranking in the Saber 11 Exam are available on the web page www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co. To consult them, you must:

1. Click on the Results option.

2. Click on the Saber 11 icon.

3. Click on the Certificates icon and then on Ranking certification.

4. Enter the type and number of the document with which you registered to the exam.

5. Select the year and period of taking the exam.

6. Type in the image characters.

7. Click on Enter.

Request of certificate of attendance to the Saber Pro Exam.

Certificates of attendance to the Saber Pro Exam may be downloaded from the web page www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co after taking the exam, and they are available up to the posting of the results of each administration.

 

In case you are not able to download the request or if you require a certification of results, ranking, or attendance other than the ones indicated in sections A and B above

You must lodge in a request through the Electronic Service System, which contains: Full name, type and number of identification document, name of the exam you took, date and year when you took it, contact data such as e-mail and mobile phone number, and type of certification required.

mié, 21 oct 2020

Los exámenes similares al Icfes Saber 11° presentados en el exterior, a los cuales se les ha reconocido validez para ingresar a programas de educación superior en Colombia, previo análisis de sus características, son los siguientes:

No

Examen

Entidad

País

1 Deutches Abitur Sekretariat der Ständigen Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland  - Kultusministerkonferenz  KMK Alemania
2 Examen FACHHOCHSCHULREIFEPRÜFUNG con profundización de Deutsches Fachabitur Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria de Tecklenburggurger Land del Distrito de Steinfut Ibbenbürn Alemania
3 Feststellungsprüfung Studienkolleg Múnich Alemania
4 Examen Final Enseñanza Secundaria Continua General - HAVO Ministerio de Educación Nacional Aruba
5 Overall Position (OP)  Departamento de Educación de Queensland Australia
6 Higher School Certificate Record of Achievement Board of Studies Teaching & Educational Standards - NSW Australia
7 Examen de Admisión Nivel Superior Escuela Industrial "Pedro Domingo Murillo" Ministerio de Educación Bolivia
8  Examen Vestibular  Ministerio de Educación y Cultura Brasil
9 Examen ENEM Ministerio de Educación Brasil
10 Examen de Bachillerato - Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia, Investigación y Deporte. Bratislava (República Eslovaca)
11 STOP Universidad Libre de Burgas Bulgaria
12 Graduation Program British Columbia Ministry Education Canadá
13 MEL Ministère de l'Éducation Canadá
14 Alberta Education Diploma Exams Government of Alberta Canadá
15 Examen PSU Ministerio de Educación Chile
16 Prueba de Aptitud Académica PAA Ministerio de Educación del Gobierno de Chile y el DEMRE Chile
17 Examen Unificado de Admisión Oficina  del Comité de Admisión de Instituciones de Educación Superior de Beijing China
18 Scholastic Ability Test Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation Corea del Sur
19 Prueba de Actitud Académica Instituto de Curriculum y Evaluación de Corea Corea del Sur
20  Prueba Programa de Bachillerato por Madurez Suficiente  Ministerio de Educación Costa Rica
21 Bachillerato Formal Ministerio de Educación Costa Rica
22 PAA Prueba de Aptitud Académica College Board Costa Rica
23 Examen Final de la Preparación Media – Svjedodžba o Maturi Ministerio de Ciencia, Educación y Deporte Croacia
24 Pruebas de Ingreso Dirección de ingreso y Ubicación Cuba
25 Examen Final de enseñanza general secundaria -  HAVO Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia, Cultura y Deportes Curazao
26 SBO Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia y Cultura Curazao
27 Examen Nacional para la educación superior Sistema Nacional de Nivelación y Admisión del Ecuador Ecuador
28 Prueba de Aptitud Académica - PAA Universidad San Francisco de Quito Ecuador
29 Ser Bachiller Instituto Nacional de Evaluación Educativa Ecuador
30 PAA Prueba de Aptitud Académica College Board El Salvador
31 Prueba de aprendizaje para egresados de Educación Media APES Ministerio de Educación El Salvador
32  Prueba de Acceso a Estudios de Grado (PAEG)  Ministerio de Educación España
33 Prueba  de Acceso  a las enseñanzas Universitarias        Ministerio de educación España
34 Pruebas de acceso a los ciclos formativos superiores Ministerio de Educación España
35 Avaliación de Bachillerato o Acceso á Universidade (ABAU) Comisión Interuniversitaria de Galicia, Cancillería de Educación de Galicia y Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de España España
36 Prueba para Acceso a la Universidad para Mayores de 25 Años UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia España
37 FCAT-Florida Comprehensive Assessment test Departamento de Educación de Florida Estados Unidos
38 SAT College Board Estados Unidos
39 New York High School Diploma (REGENTS) NYS Education Department Estados Unidos
40 TASP Texas Academic Skills Program Odessa College Texas Estados Unidos
41 Georgia High School Graduation Tests Georgia Departament of Education Estados Unidos
42 Examen ACT Act Report Exam Estados Unidos
43 Texas Asessment of Knowledge and Skills Agencia de Educación de Texas Estados Unidos
44 Exámenes Oficiales de GED General Education Development Estados Unidos
45 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) California Department of Education Estados Unidos
46 Pennsylvania System of School Assesment- PSSA Pennsylvania Department of Education Estados Unidos
47 PERT - Postsecondary educaction readiness test Departamento de Educación de la Florida Estados Unidos
48 MCAT - Medical collage admission test Asociación Americana de Universidades Médicas de Estados Unidos Estados Unidos
49 ACCUPLACER Test College Board Estados Unidos
50 Prueba HSPA New Jersey Hihg School Proficiency Asesesment Departamento de educación de New jersey Estados unidos
51 National College Entrance Examinatión Ministerio de Educación y Cultura Filipinas
52 STUDENT EXAMEN Harvid Mattlindes Gymnasium Finlandia
53 Baccalauréat Général Ministerio de Educación Francia
54 Examen Baccalaureat Technologique Ministerio de Educación Nacional y de la Investigación Francia
55 PAA - Prueba de Aptitud Académica Universidad del Valle Guatemala
56 Fin d'études classiques Ministerio de Educación Haití
57 Prueba de Aptitud Académica (PPA) College Board Honduras
58 GCSE - GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION EDEXCEL Inglaterra
59 KONKUR Ministry of Education Irán
60 Certificado de Educación Secundaria del Caribe (CSEC) Escuela Secundaria Layman E. Scott Sr. Islas Caimán
61 I’esame di Stato Ministero Della Pubblica Istruzione Italia
62 Exámenes Certificado de Educación Superior Sección Letras y Humanidades Ministerio de Educación y Enseñanza Superior Líbano
63 Examen de Educación Media, sección Ciencias de la vida Ministerio Educación y Enseñanza Superior de la República del Líbano Líbano
64 PAA Prueba de Aptitud Académica College Board México
65 EGREMS - México Centro Nacional de Evaluación para la educación Superior A.C.  México
66 Examen Nacional de Ingreso a la Educación Superior (EXAN II) CENEVAL México
67 Examen de Bacalaureat Ministerio de Educación y del Departamento de Estado para la Juventud de la República de Moldavia Moldavia
68 PAA Prueba de Aptitud Académica College Board Panamá
69 Examen Final Nacional Gabinete de Evaluación Educacional del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia Portugal
70 PAA Prueba de Aptitud Académica College Board Puerto Rico
71 Prueba de Evaluación y Admisión Universitaria (PEAU) Agencia The College Board Puerto Rico
72 Statni Maturita Ministerio de Educación República Checa
73 PRUEBAS NACIONALES Departamento de Pruebas Nacionales de la Dirección  General de Evaluación y Control de la Calidad de la educación de la Secretaría de Estado de Educación de la República Dominicana República Dominicana
74 PAA Prueba de Aptitud Académica College Board República Dominicana
75 Examen Oficial del Bachillerato Técnico Ministerio de Educación / Vocacional y Técnica. República Libanesa
76 Examenprogramma Nederlandse Havo / Vwo Vanaf / Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs - VWO Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Ciencia Rotterdam Países Bajos
77 Resultados del Bachillerato Ministerio de Educación Nacional Rumanía
78 Examen Estatal de Rusia Servicio Federal de Supervisión de la Educación y la Ciencia Rusia
79 Examen Único Nacional Comisión Estatal de Exámenes San Petersburgo - Rusia
80 Högskoleprovet Universitets - Och Högskoeradet Suecia
81 International Baccalaureate International Baccalaureate (IB), Ginebra Suiza
82 Schweizerische Maturitätsprüfung (Matura) Staatssekretariat für Bildung und Forschung SBF Suiza
83 Examen de Educación Secundaria – Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) Consejo Nacional de Exámenes de Tanzania Tanzania
84 Certificado de Educación Secundaria del Caribe CSEC CARICOM Trinidad y Tobago
85 LYS Centro de selección y Plazas de estudiantes Turquía
86 Cambridge International Examinations Universidad de Cambridge UK
87 CNU - Sistema Rusnieu Ministerio de Educación Superior Venezuela
88 Evaluación Diagnóstica por Área del Conocimiento para Ingreso a la UCV Edaci (UCV) Universidad Central de Venezuela Venezuela
89 Examen de Admisión de la Universidad Simón Bolívar Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología y el Consejo Nacional de Universidades (CNU) Venezuela
90 Prueba de Aptitud Académica PAA Consejo Nacional de Universidades (Cnu) y la Oficina de Planificación del Sector Universitario (Opsu) Venezuela
91 Prueba Diagnóstica de Ubicación (Pdu) Universidad Metropolitana Venezuela
92 Examen Final de la Escuela Secundaria Sección Científica Ministerio de Educación de Yemen Yemen (Provincia de Adén)

 

 

Si usted presentó un examen fuera del país, que ya fue homologado bajo la normatividad vigente, Resolución 000139 de febrero 21 de 2020, puede realizar la solicitud de admisión a cualquier Institución de Educación Superior en Colombia.

Es pertinente señalar, que la autonomía universitaria establecida en la Ley 30 de 1992, permite a las Instituciones de Educación Superior fijar los procesos de admisión y graduación de sus estudiantes, por tanto, las instituciones no están obligadas a tener en cuenta las homologaciones otorgadas por el ICFES.

En caso de que haya presentado un examen que no esté homologado por el Icfes, podrá solicitar su homologación presentando la siguiente documentación:

  • Solicitud con nombres completos, documento de identidad, número telefónico, dirección y ciudad.
  • Nombre, fecha y resultados del examen presentado por el solicitante. Los certificados se deben encontrar debidamente legalizados y/o apostillados y traducidos oficialmente si se encuentran en un idioma distinto al español.
  • Descripción: Indicar de manera puntual en qué consiste el examen presentado, qué áreas evalúa y qué entidad gubernamental lo respalda: Ministerios de Educación respectivos o agencias reconocidas por cada Estado.
  • Nombrar la universidad y programa al cual se está presentando.

La solicitud no tiene ningún costo y el tiempo aproximado de respuesta es de 15 días hábiles.

La documentación puede hacerse llegar a la Calle 26 No.69-76, Torre 2, Piso 15, Edificio Elemento, Bogotá.

Decreto 869 de 2010, artículo 4 Reconocimiento de Exámenes presentados en el exterior. El Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación - Icfes - podrá reconocer a las personas que hayan obtenido el título de bachiller fuera del país, la validez de exámenes similares al Examen de Estado de la Educación Media, presentados en el exterior, conforme al procedimiento que establezca el lcfes para este efecto.
mié, 23 dic 2020

Procedures

Note:  Dear citizen, we recommend you to read well the information in this section since it is necessary that you submit your petition in written form for some of the procedures and/or services that you require.

Find the procedures you can perform through ICFES. Choose the option of your interest.

Saber 11 registration, administration and results

Description: To seat the State Exam for Middle Education Saber 11, which verifies the degree of development of the competences of students who are about to conclude high school and who intend to access higher education.

Regulations: Act 1324 of 2009 which establishes among other things, the enforceability of the Exam in order to access Higher Education.  Decree 869 of 2010 which rules the State Exam for Middle Education – Icfes Saber 11.

Available on electronic media: except the test administration, the other stages of the process are available through electronic media.

Response time: 4 months. This time may vary considering the institutional schedule established for the tests.  Execution of the proceeding begins with the registration to the exam and concludes with the publication of the results of those who attend all of the sessions scheduled.

 

Note:  Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days.  It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

 

Procedure: The two yearly calls for this Exam are published on the website www.icfes.gov.co with their corresponding dates, procedures, and fees.  Those interested in sitting the test shall review carefully the call in order to follow the instructions within the terms established for each stage.

If applying as a student, the following steps of the procedure shall be taken by the education institution:

  • Request for ICFES user: education institutions which are going to register students for the Pre-Saber 11 and/or Saber 11 exams for the first time, shall request the code to be identified as education institution before ICFES in order to access the PRISMA platform and conduct the registration processes for the exams administered by the Institute.  Education institutions shall have their information properly registered and updated in the Unique Directory of Education Institutions – DUE, as well as in the Ministry of Education’s Integrated Enrollment System – SIMAT. The link to request the username and password will be enabled in the dates established by the institutional schedule, and may be consulted in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co.
  • Students’ management: each education institution shall access the PRISMA application through the website www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co and follow the instructions indicated therein to conduct the Students Management stage. Its purpose is to select students who will sit the exam.
  • Information Record: the pre-registration form will be enabled to continue management in the PRISMA platform. The form shall be completed by filling out the data about the student and his/her parents or legal guardians when the student’s age is below 18.  

 

Note: Each school shall provide an active e-mail address for each student.  That will be the valid e-mail address and shall be the only means used by ICFES for submitting any official information and for personal notification of administrative acts.

  • Download the payment reference: the education institution may generate as many payment references as required, either per student or groups of students, with whom it will continue the registration process.
  • Make payment of the procedure’s fees: payment can be made by electronic media (PSE online payment) or directly in offices of Davivienda bank. Once payment is recorded, the student will be registered; the institution may consult at that time the summary and unique registration number corresponding to each student.

The following steps are to be taken if the student sits the test as individual, i.e., individuals already graduated from high school:

  • Request for ICFES user: the code, username, and password must be requested in order to access the PRISMA platform and conduct the steps for applying to the exams administered by the Institute. The link to request the username and password will be enabled in the dates established by the institutional schedule, and may be consulted in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co.

  • Information record:  Complete the information requested for this type of application by following the instructions of the PRISMA platform.

  • Download the payment reference: payment references may be generated by continuing the procedure on the PRISMA platform.

  • Make payment of the procedure’s fees: payment can be made by electronic media (PSE online payment) or directly in offices of Davivienda bank. Once payment is recorded, the individual will be registered and he/she will be able to consult the summary and unique registration number.

The procedure concludes with the following steps, both for students and individuals:

  • Consult call for exam:  The call for the exam may be consulted by accessing www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, Call option. Data of the assigned administration site, items to be taken on the day of the test, items forbidden, and duration of the sessions may be consulted in the website.

  • Administering the exam: attend the place indicated by Icfes for sitting the State Exam for Middle Education, Saber 11, carrying the identification document and items mentioned in the call.

  • Consult the results of the State Exam for Middle Education Saber 11: Once Icfes publishes the results of the exams in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, they may be downloaded at any time. They have full authenticity and validity in accordance with Resolution 253 of May 2, 2017.

Pre Saber 11 registration, administration and results

 

Description: To familiarize the students and/or applicants of high-school equivalence with the conditions, the structure, type of questions, and time for answering the State Exam for Middle Education – ICFES SABER 11.

Important note: Results of the PRE SABER exam are not valid to access higher education.

Regulations: Decree 869 of 2010 which establishes among others, the possibility of sitting a practice test with features similar to the ones of the State Exam for Middle Education – Saber 11.

Resolution 558 of 2010 which regulates the application of the Practice Exam of Middle Education Icfes Pre-Saber 11.

Available on electronic media: save for the test administration, the other stages of the process are available through electronic media.

Response time: 4 months. This time may vary considering the institutional schedule established for the tests.  Execution of the proceeding begins with the registration to the exam and concludes with the publication of the results of those who attend all of the sessions scheduled.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days.  It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Procedure: The two yearly calls for this Exam are published on the website www.icfesinteractivo.gov.cowith their corresponding dates, procedures, and fees. Those interested in sitting the test shall review carefully the call in order to follow the instructions within the terms established for each stage.

If applying as a student, the following steps of the procedure shall be taken by the education institution:

 

Request for ICFES user: education institutions which are going to register students for the Pre-Saber 11 and/or Saber 11 exams for the first time, shall request the code to be identified as education institution before ICFES in order to access the PRISMA platform and conduct the registration processes for the exams administered by the Institute.

The link to request the username and password will be enabled in the dates established by the institutional schedule, and may be consulted in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co.

Students’ management: each education institution shall access the PRISMA application through the website www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co and follow the instructions indicated therein to conduct the Students Management stage. Its purpose is to select students who will sit the exam.

Information Record: the pre-registration form will be enabled to continue management in the PRISMA platform. The form shall be completed by filling out the data about the student and his/her parents or legal guardians when the student’s age is below 18.

Note:  Each school shall provide an active e-mail address for each student.  That will be the valid e-mail address and shall be the only means used by ICFES for submitting any official information and for personal notification of administrative acts.

 

Download the payment reference: the education institution may generate as many payment references as required, either per student or groups of students, with whom it will continue the registration process.

Make payment of the procedure’s fees: payment can be made by electronic media (PSE online payment) or directly in offices of Davivienda bank. Once payment is recorded, the student will be registered; the institution may consult at that time the summary and unique registration number corresponding to each student.

The following steps are to be taken if the student sits the test as individual:

Request for ICFES user: the code, username, and password must be requested in order to access the PRISMA platform and conduct the steps for applying to the exams administered by the Institute. The link to request the username and password will be enabled in the dates established by the institutional schedule, and may be consulted in. www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co

 

Record of Information: Complete the information requested for this type of application by following the instructions of the PRISMA platform.

Download the payment reference: Download the payment reference: payment references may be generated by continuing the procedure on the PRISMA platform.

Make payment of the procedure’s fees: payment can be made by electronic media (PSE online payment) or directly in offices of Davivienda bank. Once payment is recorded, the individual will be registered and he/she will be able to consult the summary and unique registration number.

The procedure concludes with the following steps, both for students and individuals:

Consult call for exam:  The call for the exam may be consulted by accessing www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, Call option. Data of the assigned administration site, items to be taken on the day of the test, items forbidden, and duration of the sessions may be consulted in the website.

Administering the exam: attend the place indicated by Icfes for sitting the State Exam for Middle Education, Saber 11, carrying the identification document and items mentioned in the call.

Consult the results of the Practice Exam for Middle Education Pre-Saber 11: Once Icfes publishes the results of the exams in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, they may be downloaded at any time.

Saber Pro registration, administration and results

 

Description: To sit the tests that evaluate competences of students who are about to conclude different undergraduate programs and who have approved at least 75% of the academic credits in the program or who are expecting to graduate within the year following the next date of administration of the exam.

Regulations: Act 1324 of 2009 which establishes among other things, the enforceability of the Exam in order to graduate from Higher Education.

Decree 3963 of 2010 which establishes, among other provisions, the goals and structure of the Exam.

Decree 4216 of 2010 which establishes the responsibilities of the higher education institutions and of the students, as well as the enforceability of the Exam.

Available on electronic media: save for the test administration, the other stages of the process are available through electronic media.

Response time: 6 months. This time may vary considering the institutional schedule established for the tests.  Execution of the proceeding begins with the registration to the exam and concludes with the publication of the results of those who attend all of the sessions scheduled.  As of the year 2014, the exam is administered once a year for professional level programs and twice for programs granting degrees of technicians and technologists.

Nota: las peticiones, quejas, reclamos y sugerencias asociadas a este trámite, tendrán un tiempo de atención de 15 días hábiles. Si su petición es realizada en las fechas establecidas para el proceso de inscripción tendrán un tiempo de respuesta de 48 horas. Para dar respuesta clara, oportuna, y pertinente, es necesario anexar los documentos que soporten la solicitud.

Procedimiento: a través de la página www.icfes.gov.co se publican las dos convocatorias que hay en el año para este Examen, con sus respectivas fechas, procedimientos y tarifas. Los interesados en presentar la prueba, deben revisar cuidadosamente la convocatoria para seguir las instrucciones dentro de los plazos establecidos para cada etapa.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days.

If your petition is made in the dates set forth for the registration process, they will have a response time of 48 hours.
It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Procedure: The two yearly calls for this Exam are published on the website www.icfes.gov.cowith their corresponding dates, procedures, and fees. Those interested in sitting the test shall review carefully the call in order to follow the instructions within the terms established for each stage.

Note: As of the year 2014, the exam is administered once a year for professional level programs and twice for programs granting degrees of technicians and technologists.

Verify the information about the call in which there is interest to register for the State Exam of Quality of Higher Education – Saber Pro: carefully review the conditions, dates, and processes of the call in order to conclude successfully the registration process. You can consult the manuals on the web page www.icfes.gov.co.

Download the payment instructions: login with the assigned username and password through www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co to the application from which the payment reference may be generated and downloaded. Please take into account that said process may be made through the education institution to which you are linked, or in an individual manner if applying as a graduate.

Make payment of the procedure’s fees: payment can be made by electronic media (PSE online payment) or directly in offices of Davivienda bank.

Fill out the registration form: after making the payment, you may complete the registration form by logging in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, option Registration, with the assigned username and password.

 

Note: if payment was made online, you may register five (5) hours after the transaction. If payment was made directly at the offices of Davivienda bank you may register 24 hours later.

Consult the call for exam: The call for the exam may be consulted by accessing www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, Call option. Data of the assigned administration site, items to be taken on the day of the test, items forbidden, and duration of the sessions may be consulted in the website.

Administering the exam: attend the place indicated by Icfes for sitting the State Exam for Middle Education, Saber 11, carrying the identification document and items mentioned in the call.

Consult the results of the State Exam for Quality of Higher Education Saber Pro: Once Icfes publishes the results of the exams in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, they may be downloaded at any time. They have full authenticity and validity in accordance with Resolution 135 of January 27, 2017.

Registration, administration and results of the High School Equivalence Exam.

Description:  Acknowledge the validity of exams similar to the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11 taken overseas by people who have obtained a high-school diploma abroad, so that they can access higher education in Colombia.

This procedure does not have any cost.

Regulations:  Decree 869 of March 17, 2010, which establishes, among other things, that Icfes may acknowledge the validity of exams similar to the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11 taken overseas in accordance with the procedure that Icfes establishes for that purpose.

Available in electronic media: Completely

Response time: 30 business days.

If the exam is within the resolution by which the validity of some international exams is acknowledged for access to higher education in Colombia, the reply is immediate. But, if it is not associated of the resolution, the acknowledgment of the exam is replied after 30 days, and inclusion thereof in the resolution shall take from two to three months.  

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days.  It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

 

Procedure:

 

Consult current regulations: Verify in Resolution 000120 of January 30, 2018, Resolution 000252 of April 5, 2018, and Resolution 000546 of August 9, 2018, whether the exam taken abroad is within the list of exams already validated by Icfes.  

If the exam is not in the Resolutions: Prepare the required documents. Individuals who have taken in other countries exams similar to the State Exam of Middle Education Saber 11, which are not recognized by Icfes in Resolution 000120 of January 30, 2018, Resolution 000252 of April 5, 2018, and Resolution 000546 of August 9, 2018, may request Icfes to validate them. The following documentation shall be submitted for that purpose:

  • Request with full names, identification document, telephone number, address, and city.

  • Name, date, and results of the exam taken by the requester. Certificates must be duly legalized and/or apostilled and translated by an official translator if they are in a language other than Spanish.

  • Description: Indicate particularly what the exam taken is about, the areas it evaluates, and the governmental entity which endorses it:  Ministries of Education or agencies acknowledged by each State.

  • Name the university and program to which the student is applying.

Lodging the petition: Submit the request through the Electronic Service Module or by post to Calle 26 No. 69-76, Torre 2, Piso 15, Edificio Elemento, Bogota.

Recognition of exams presented abroad

 

Description: Offer to individuals above 18 years of age, who for one reason or another could not complete the formal education cycle in regular education institutions, the choice of certifying the competences required in order to obtain the degree of academic baccalaureate.

Regulations: Decree 299 of 2009 which regulates some aspects related to the validation of high school in a single exam.

Resolution 596 of 2011 which adopts electronic solution and online mechanisms to facilitate the procedures for consultation and issuing diplomas by Icfes.

Available on electronic media: save for the test administration, the other stages of the process are available through electronic media.

Response time: 4 months. This time may vary considering the institutional schedule established for the tests.  Execution of the proceeding begins with the registration to the exam and concludes with the publication of the results of those who attend all of the sessions scheduled.  Those individuals who approve the exam may download the diploma and validation minute along with the exam results.

Note: Petitions, complaints, claims, and suggestions associated to this procedure shall have a response time of 15 business days.  It is necessary to attach documents supporting the request in order to provide a clear, timely, and pertinent response.

Procedure: The two yearly calls for this Exam are published on the website www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co/with their corresponding dates, procedures, and fees. Those interested in sitting the test must review carefully the call in order to follow the instructions within the terms set forth in each stage.

  • Request for ICFES user: username and password must be requested in order to access the PRISMA platform and conduct the registration processes for the exams administered by the Institute. The link to request the username and password will be enabled in the dates established by the institutional schedule, and may be consulted in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co
  • Record of information: Complete the information requested for this type of registration by following the instructions of the PRISMA platform.
  • Download the payment reference: the individual may generate the payment reference by continuing the proceeding in the PRISMA platform.
  • Make payment of the procedure’s fees: payment can be made by electronic media (PSE online payment) or directly in offices of Davivienda bank. Once payment is recorded, you will be registered and may consult the summary and unique registration number.
  • Consult call for exam:  You may consult the call for exam by entering www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, option Call. It specifies information about the assigned place of administration, items you must bring on the date of the test, items not permitted, and duration of the sessions.
  • Administering the exam: attend the place indicated by Icfes for sitting the State Exam for Middle Education, Saber 11, carrying the identification document and items mentioned in the call.
  • Consult the results of the High-School Equivalence Exam: Once Icfes publishes the results of the exams in www.icfesinteractivo.gov.co, they may be downloaded at any time.
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