Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori administers Whakamātauria Tō Reo Māori, the Level Finder Examination, a nationally recognised examination that tests a person’s te reo Māori proficiency.
It is available to anyone free of charge. Some people sit the examination to seek additional remuneration based on the level attained, though most people engage to assess their proficiency level. Up until May 2022, people sat the examination in person. With the impact of COVID-19, the examination was unable to be offered in person. Thus, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori wants to improve the examination so that it can be delivered online, making it accessible to more people.