Get your French certified!

There are several French tests and certificates to prove your level of French. They may sometimes be required when you enroll in an institute of higher education.

 The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français, Test of Knowledge of French) is the official test of the Ministry of National Education. Designed by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP the International Centre For Studies in Education), some tests may be taken online and by correspondence in certain countries. The TCF scores are valid for two years.


The TEF (Test d'Evaluation du français, French Assessment) is an international reference created and distributed by the CCI of Paris Ile-de-France. It assesses the level of knowledge and skill in French on a scale of 0 to 7. It is available in an electronic version, and the result is immediate. You can sit the TEF as many times as you like.



The DELF and the DALF (Diplôme d’Etudes/Approfondi en Langue Française) are official certificates awarded by the Ministry of National Education. They incorporate six independent diplomas that certify to the holder's ability in the four areas of language competence. They are valid indefinitely. Unlike the tests, the DELF and DALF are acquired for life.