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Practical information for DELF/DALF candidates


Rights and Responsibilities

Each candidate for DELF and DALF tests has rights and responsibilities relating to the exams. Please read these carefully before taking your exam.


Exam centres in France and around the world

To register for a diploma, I need to contact an exam centre. The exam centre will give me information about registration costs, dates, locations of exams, etc.

Exam centres in France


Exam centres abroad


Schedule of exam sessions in France and around the World

Schedule of exam sessions in France


Schedule of exam sessions abroad

Please directly contact the exam centre closest to you. The schedules differ depending on the country.


I want to declare a disability

You can find all the information you need here


I want to use my CPF for certifications

In France, employees credit their personal training account (CPF) with either time or euros, depending on whether they work part-time or full-time. Find out all about using your CPF here.


Penalties in the event of cheating

Cheating and attempts to cheat on an official exam or test set by the French government are crimes that result in disciplinary penalties and criminal procedures.

Find out all about the penalties for fraud here.


Results and period of validity

Sovereignty of the juries

The DELF and DALF exams are marked by authorised teams that have been accredited through training courses supervised by experts from France Éducation international. Exam centres issue results to candidates once they have been validated by the juries. 

Consultation of papers

The decisions of the juries are final: candidates may not contest their marks. To consult their papers, candidates must contact their exam centre directly.

Valid for life

A diploma valid for life is issued in the event of eligibility. In the event of non-admissibility, a transcript of marks may be provided to the candidate by his/her exam centre.


Compliance audits to exam centres

France Éducation International ensures quality control in its exam centres through compliance audits.

Click here for more information on compliance audits.

How to report a malfunction

If you are a DILF, DELF, DALF or TCF candidate and you spot a possible malfunction in your exam centre, please report it to our services by writing to

A malfunction may be observed in the conditions in which candidates are welcomed, in the organisation of group tests, in the organisation of individual tests, in the behaviour of invigilators or examiners or in the centre's infrastructure.


Practice tests at exam centres

You can take part in practice tests in listening and reading comprehension, organised by the exam centres. These tests are aimed at teenagers and adults who want to prepare before taking the "tout public" or "junior/scolaire" versions of DELF (A1, A2, B1 and B2).

Candidates are put in exam conditions with real exam subjects. The centres undertake to respect the same procedures in terms of supervision and subject confidentiality as for an official DELF session.

Click here for more information and to find out how to register for the practice tests.

Frequently Asked Questions - (FAQ)


Resources to prepare for DELF/DALF

Below are some tools to help you prepare for your exams.

Bibliographie et sitographie pour se préparer au DELF et au DALF