What are CPIA?
CPIA means Centro Provinciale per l’Istruzione degli Adulti.
CPIA Milano has different branches: look them up here
- CPIA Via Pontano
- CPIA Via Heine
- CPIA Via Colletta
- CPIA Viale Zara
- CPIA Via Scrosati
- CPIA Via Satta
- CPIA Viale Campania
CPIA are state schools established by the Ministry of Education, University and Research. These schools offer Italian and foreign citizens services and activities for adult education, which is considered as the driving force for the personal, cultural, social and economic growth of all citizens.
Who can enrol in a CPIA?
All Italian and/or foreign citizens over 16 years of age can enrol in a CPIA. Foreign citizens must have a valid residence permit.
Which courses are offered?
A CPIA course offer is mainly divided into three areas:
- language and social integration courses for foreigners (Italian L2);
- courses aimed at the acquisition of the diploma at the end of the first cycle of education (licenza media);
- foreign language courses and basic computer science courses
To see which courses are present in a CPIA school, click on Offerta Formativa.
Who are the teachers?
CPIA teachers are teachers from the Ministry of Education, University and Research with specific experience in adult education.
Italian courses for foreigners: what type of certificate does the CPIA issue?
At the end of the courses and after passing a final test, the CPIA issues a Certificate of Italian Language Competence (L2) / Attestato di competenza di lingua italiana (L2).