Where? When? How do I register? How much does it cost?

Please note: you may take the TCF as many times as you wish, as long as you observe the 30-day period between two sessions.


Only centres approved by the CIEP are authorised to organise TCF sessions. You can take the TCF examinations in France or abroad. We advise you to take the TCF examinations at your nearest approved centre. It is your responsibility to contact the approved centre to obtain information on:

  • the examination date and time in the week indicated on the calendar, or on certain other days of the month;
  • the information required for registration;
  • the fee for compulsory and supplementary examinations.

Click on this link to see a list of all of the approved TCF centres worldwide: www.ciep.fr/en/tcf-tout-public/approved-tcf-test-centres

The CIEP, in conjunction with the Cours de Civilisation Française at the Sorbonne, organises monthly sessions in Paris. To attend one of these sessions, please click on this link: www.ccfs-sorbonne.fr/-Centre-d-examen-TCF,156-.html


We advise you to contact your nearest approved centre to find out the dates of planned sessions. We remind you that not all TCF test centres have the same number of sessions each year. It is therefore important to plan your registration.

How do I apply?

Approved TCF centres will provide you with information on the fees for both compulsory and optional examinations.