The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency.

Each candidate is provided with a certificate stating their test results within two month of the test date, and which is valid for 2 years.

Please consider the time period necessary to receive the certificate (around 2 months) if you want to apply for a school or immigration process.

Once received in our premises, we will send you a notification to come pick up your official test result, upon presentation of an official ID.  Documents are only kept one calendar month.

If you will not be able to come pick it up, we offer a shipping service at $25. We can only send the official documents via certified mail. Please pay for shipping at the time of exam registration if you would like this service.



No change of date can be made after your registration. No refund. 


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TCF Québec: 

  • 04/09/2018 (Registrations closed)
  • 05/23/2018 (Registrations closed)
  • 07/30/2018 (Registrations closed)
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  • 11/21/2018

TCF DAP for 2017 – 2018: 

Dates for 2018-2019 to be announced in October 2018

Registrations  are open until 30 days before the exam (unless otherwise precised)

 We need a minimum of 3 candidates to organize an exam session. If the minimum required number of candidates is not reached, we will offer you to register for the following session. 

TCF TP/ all audiences

Compulsory examinations

  • Listening (29 questions)
  • Proficiency in language structures (18 questions)
  • Reading (29 questions)

Optional examinations

  • Speaking (12 minutes)
  • Writing (60 minutes)

Visit CIEP site for detailed information about TCF TP


TCF TP [ Tout Public/All Audiences ]:

Compulsory test only : $180

Oral : $140

Written : $140


As of January 1, 2012, persons wishing to acquire French nationality must attest to their level of spoken French.

TCF ANF (Test de Connaissance du Française pour l’accès à la nationalité française) can be used to meet this requirement.

The TCF ANF is composed of 2 compulsory sections:

  • listening comprehension (29 questions -30 minutes)
  • speaking expression (3 tasks- 12 minutes  interview with an examiner)

Your certificate of “TCF pour l’accès à la nationalité française” is only valid to complete a request for French nationality acquisition. You cannot use it for admission to a French university or to complete your request for emigration to Québec.

Plus d’informations sur le TCF ANF (french only)



Full exam only : $180

TCF Québec

The Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MICC) has required people submitting applications to immigrate to Quebec to provide proof of their level of competency in French by taking the “TCF pour le Québec”, or TCF test for Quebec.

The “TCF for Quebec” is comprised of 1 to 4 examinations.

  •  29 multiple choice questions for oral comprehension
  • 29 multiple choice questions for reading
  • 3 tasks for speaking
  • 3 tasks for writing

We strongly recommend you to take all 4 examination so you can get more points.

More informations about TCF Quebec

Plus d’informations sur le TCF Quebec 


TCF Québec 

Oral comprehension : $80

Reading : $80

Oral expression : $140

Writing : $140


Test de Connaissance du Français pour la Demande d’Admission Préalable (TCF pour DAP), an official test awarded by the French Ministry of Education, is designed to assess your French competency. Take this test if you do not have the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) or advanced diploma in French language, as it is useful for preliminary admission to undergraduate university studies and school of Architecture in France.

The TCF for DAP lasts a total of 3 hours.

The first part (1 hour 25 minutes) is comprised of:

  • an listening examination: 29 questions
  • a proficiency in language structures examination (grammar and lexicon): 18 questions
  • a reading examination: 29 questions

The other part (1 hour 30 minutes) is a writing examination (two exercises to tackle: analysis of a visual document of at least 200 words + an argumentation of at least 300 words).

Be careful! Your copy of the writing examination will not be marked if one or both of the exercises are not completed,if the minimum number of words for each exercise has not been followed, if one or both of the exercises are off-topic.

If I want to submit an application for licence 2, licence 3, master 1, master 2, business school or college, you do not have to take the TCF for DAP, but you have to take the TCF (or   hold the DELF B2 , DALF C1 or DALF C2). In this case, you must apply for the TCF compulsory examinations (listening, language structures and reading). Depending on the establishment, it may require you to  take the optional TCF writing examination and possibly the speaking examination.

We strongly recommend you to contact your school prior to take the test. 




Full exam only : $340