- EvaLSQ

We are proud to launch the very first and only reliable tool for assessing LSQ skills in Quebec.

The fruit of close collaboration between CB Linguistic Services (CBLS), the Research Group on LSQ and Deaf bilingualism at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and the Ontario Ministry of Education, this tool will allow participants to discover their level of proficiency in LSQ and thus set learning or development objectives.


The story behind EvaLSQ

This research project and creation of the LSQ skills assessment tool was carried out thanks to the financial contribution of the Ontario Ministry of Education and SLCB in collaboration with the LSQ research group of the UQAM.

Our mission

EvaLSQ offers an assessment of the level of mastery of Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) to help you set learning or development goals for personal and professional advancement.

Our goals

  • Obtaining a certificate of skill level in LSQ
  • Personal achievement
  • Opportunities and professional development
  • Placement test
  • Certification of skills for hiring purposes

The research process

The EvaLSQ is an assessment to determine the overall competence in LSQ. In collaboration with the UQAM LSQ research group, the assessment of language skills was inspired by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and adaptations to the assessment were made regarding the LSQ. The EvaLSQ has six levels from A1 to C2.

Profile of candidates

  • Interpreters from all levels of the public and private sector 
  • Hearing people who have already taken LSQ courses and who want to have their LSQ skills assessed for  placement in LSQ courses
  • Applicants who must have their LSQ skills assessed at the request of their employer


Assessment of LSQ skills from A to Z

How the reservation works: 

  1. Choose a date that suits you according to the availability calendar.
  2. Complete the registration form.
  3. Pay the registration fee to confirm your registration.
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the date, time, location of the assessment, and other relevant information to help you prepare for the assessment.
  5. A reminder email will be sent to you 3 days before the date of the assessment and will contain information relevant to the appointment.


The candidate will have an in-person video interview of approximately 20 minutes with a certified interviewer. Afterwards, the interview is evaluated by a team of certified evaluators other than the interviewer.

The candidate will receive their assessment results electronically including comments about their strengths and goals to reach. The results will be accompanied by a certificate and recommendations for training to be followed to optimize their LSQ skills if necessary should the candidate wish to do so.

It may take up to six weeks to receive the EvaLSQ results report.


Evaluators and interviewers are certified with a grade of C1 or higher.

The assessment will focus on:

  1. Discursive skills
  2. Sociolinguistic skills
  3. Lexical skills
  4. Grammar skills

View the Descriptors of Proficiency in LSQ grid here.


The definition of communication skills (communicative proficiency) expected, globally through descriptors, at each of the 6 levels organized in pairs – A1, A2 for beginners; B1, B2 for intermediaries or independent; C1, C2 for advanced users.

  • A1 (novice) Introductory level
  • A2 (novice) Survival level
  • B1 (intermediate) Thresold level
  • B2 (intermediate) Advanced level
  • C1 (advanced) Autonomous level
  • C2 (advanced) Proficient level 

If the candidate is not satisfied with the result received, it is not recommended to repeat the EvaLSQ until the candidate’s LSQ language skills are improved, since a higher level of competence will not be assigned to them. It is strongly recommended to take LSQ courses. Practice is necessary to improve language skills before re-registering for an ÉvaLSQ assessment.

The certificate is only valid for 1 year.


Continuing education recommendations will be available shortly.


Reservation calendar

Book your evaluation session on the date that suits you according to the availability calendar.

Pricing: $230 plus taxes
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LSQ Courses

LSQ courses are offered to the  public since September 2020. Stay tuned for further announcements about upcoming classes.


Professional Development for LSQ Interpreters

For LSQ Interpreters in a perpetual quest for professional development and continuing education opportunities, this service component is currently under development and will be available soon.

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CBLS offers a range of consulting services to support institutions, corporations, organizations, and individuals in achieving their accessibility goals for the deaf and hard of hearing. 



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Email: info@slcb.ca
Phone: 613-701-1376