Certification Tests (TEF, TCF)

The May sessions are sold out. New dates in June-August are available for registration. Click on the exam of your choice below. You can sign up to our exam center mailing list to stay updated.

Our exam center is open under strict conditions. A limited number of sessions for TEF are organized with one (1) candidate at a time. The TEF policies are updated to reflect the COVID-19 safety measures for both candidates and AFSeattle personnel.

Tests and exams take place the Alliance Française de Seattle.

In an effort to limit the spread of the virus, AFSeattle is only accepting candidates who are residents of the states of Washington and Oregon (candidates will be asked for a proof of residency in their registration request). For residents of other regions in the USA: please check with the local Alliances Françaises, who are also offering TEF or TCF sessions. 

We know that the tests are essential for your life projects, and we are doing our best to serve you. However, we cannot accommodate special requests: the TEF will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. TEF results are sent by e-mail, by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, approximately 2-4 weeks after you take your test.

All tests are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages' levels—A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2—and only valid for a limited period of time. 

Should you have questions about the test content, please click on the link TEST DETAILS on the previous page.

To register, please find the test of your choice below and follow the registration procedure.

Please note that there is no more TCF DAP (check the new requirements here).

You can sign up to our exam center mailing list to stay updated.

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How do I take a TEF ?

During COVID-19, please make sure to read our updated policies & procedures.

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I choose the certification test from the options below.
2
I complete the request form; if my registration is confirmed, I complete the payment within 48H.
3
Two days before the test, I receive a health questionnaire to respond to.
4
On the day of my test, I arrive at the center on time. If early, I wait in my car.
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Approx. 2-4 weeks later: I receive my results by email from CCI Paris Ile-de-France.

TEF Canada [Immigration] Test d'évaluation de français pour l'immigration au Canada

Registration for 2022 sessions here.

The Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

The TEF Canada Immigration is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Canada.

TEF Canada test details here.

Written comprehension, oral comprehension, written expression, and oral expression (approx. 3.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email approx. 2-4 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$365

A1 to C2

TEF IRN Test d'évaluation de français pour la citoyenneté française ou la carte de résidence de longue durée

Registration for 2022 sessions here.

The Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

The TEF pour l'intégration, la résidence et la nationalité is specific to those who wish to obtain French citizenship or a resident card.

TEF pour l'intégration, la résidence et la nationalité test details here.

Written comprehension, oral comprehension, written expression, oral expression (approx. 1.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email approx. 2-4 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$330

A1 to C2

TEFAQ Test d'évaluation de français pour l'immigration au Québec

Registration for 2022 sessions here.

The Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

TEF Québec (TEFAQ) is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Québec. Primary applicants must complete the Full examination, while non-primary applicants must complete Electives only.

TEFAQ test details here.

Written comprehension, oral comprehension, written expression, oral expression (approx. 3.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email approx. 2-4 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$365

A1 to C2

Registration for 2022 sessions here.

The Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

TEF Québec (TEFAQ) is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Québec. Primary applicants must complete the Full examination, while non-primary applicants must complete Electives only.

TEFAQ test details here.

Electives: Oral comprehension, oral expression (approx. 1.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email approx. 2-4 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$200

A1 to C2

TEF [Full] Test d'évaluation de français

Registration for 2022 sessions here.

The Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

TEF test details here.

There are five (5) modules to choose from: written comprehension, oral comprehension, vocabulary & syntax, written expression, and oral expression (approx. 4 hours)

Certificate sent by email approx. 2-4 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$94/module

A1 to C2