- Pass a foreign language Advanced Placement (AP) exam, including American Sign Language, with a score of three or higher.
- Pass an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of four or higher.
- Successfully complete a four-year high school course of study in a foreign language and attain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above in that course of study.
- If no AP examination or off-the-shelf language test exists and the district uses its own language examination, the school district must certify to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) that the test meets the rigor of a four-year high school course of study in that foreign language.
- If a district offers a language examination in a language in which an AP examination or off-the-shelf examination exists, the district language examination must be approved by the SSPI.
- Pass the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) II foreign language exam with a score of 600 or higher.