Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the TCF headquarters in Paris have shut down and we are no longer in a position to hold TCF sessions in Raleigh.  We will resume certifications as soon as they re-open.

Thank you for your patience.

What is the TCF?

Test de Connaissance du Français is a French language proficiency test for non-native French speakers who wish to assess and certify their level of proficiency for professional, academic, or personal reasons.  This certification was designed by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques or CIEP and authorized by the French Ministry of Education.  The certificate awarded will be valid for 2 years.

This test grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels on a scale determined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

  • A - Basic user

    • A1 (Beginner)

    • A2 (Elementary)

  • B - Independent user

    • B1 (Intermediate)

    • B2 (Upper intermediate)

  • C - Proficient user

    • C1 (Advanced)

    • C2 (Proficiency)​

There are 5 types of TCF exam - click on each test for description and pricing information.

1) TCF TP = Tout Public – for personal, academic or professional reasons,

2) TCF DAP = Demande d'Admisssion Préalable - for study in France especially as a first-year undergraduate (license 1), 

3) TCF ANF = Acquisition de la Nationalité Française - for French citizenship,

4) TCF Canada - for permanent residence in Canada,

5) TCF Quebec - for permanent residence in Québec province in Canada.

2020 Test Dates for TCF TP & Quebec 

Tests ON PAPER - scheduled between 10am and 4pm

Wednesday 27 May                  Registration deadline: April 25th, 2020.

Tuesday 16 June               Registration deadline: May 15th, 2020.

TCF ANF, DAP and Canada: please contact us for date options.

Note: When signing up, you will be required to email a photo with the following specifications:

jpg or bmp or png, 300dpi, minimum 248 x 349 pixels, maximum 4 Mb.

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(919) 985-3919

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5510 Munford Road

Raleigh, NC 27612

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