TCF offered at the AFD/FIM

TCF offered at the AFD/FIM

Please be aware that we cannot advise you about your exam choice. For more information visit the CIEP’s website .

TCF for the general public

The TCF is a multiple-choice test with 80 items that cover reading comprehension, command of grammatical structures and listening comprehension (duration: 1h30). It also includes optional tests for written (1h45) and oral expressions (15 minutes).

The TCF has three compulsory tests and two optional ones :

  • Compulsory tests: listening comprehension, language structures, reading comprehension (1h30).
  • Optional tests: oral expression (15 minutes), written expression (1h45).


Test pour la demande d’admission préalable / preliminary admission application

If you wish to apply, in France, as a first year undergraduate (L1) or as an architecture school student and you do not have the DELF B2 or DALF, you must apply for a TCF specific to the preliminary admission application, called “TCF for DAP”.

The new 60-minute-long writing task is composed of 3 exercises.  More information.

TCF Canada

TCF Canada was specifically created in response to the standards of the IRCC (Immigration, réfugiés et citoyenneté Canada). The TCF Canada is comprised of four mandatory tests:

  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression

TCF for Québec

Candidates who wish to emigrate and work in Québec can choose to present a TCF.

Your TCF for Québec certificate is only valid for your emigration application. You cannot use it for example for admission to a French university or for other purposes.

This test can only be taken by people who submit an immigration application at a Quebec immigration office or at Délégations Générales du Québec, Quebec government offices abroad.


Test de Connaissance du Français pour l’accès à la nationalité française

As of January 1, 2012, persons wishing to acquire French nationality must attest to their level of spoken French, as ordered by France’s decree of October 11, 2011. TCF ANF can be used to meet this requirement.

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.

The TCF for Québec and TCF ANF are composed of 2 compulsory tests. You must take both to complete your test:
• Listening comprehension (30 questions – 30 minutes)
• Oral expression (6 questions – 15 minutes with an evaluator).

How much does it cost ?

  AFD/FIM Students or Members Non-Members 
Compulsory $155 $175
Compulsory and Oral $225 $255
Compulsory and Written $225 $255
Full Exam $270 $290
TCF Québec Full Exam $260 $290
TCF Québec Oral Comprehension $72 $82
TCF Québec Written Comprehension $72 $82
TCF Québec Oral expression $72 $82
TCF Québec Written expression $72 $82
TCF ANF $155 $175
TCF DAP (available from Sept – Feb) $230 $255
TCF Canada  $255 $275

Prices are subject to change according to the value of the Euro at the time of the exam.

You may pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) in person or over the phone, or by check to AFD/FIM.

Payments must be made in full at the time of registration. No refund or credit will be made under any circumstances once the registration is processed, unless the Alliance Française must cancel a session of tests (in which case you will be fully refunded).

Upcoming Exam Dates

Next session                    Registration Deadline

Nov. 11, 2019                       Nov. 01, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019                        Nov. 25, 2019
(TCF DAP only)

Dec. 13, 2019                      Dec. 04, 2019

Jan. 10, 2020                       Dec. 20, 2019

Feb. 5, 2020                         Jan. 27, 2020

Mar. 11, 2020                       Mar. 2, 2020

Apr. 22, 2020                       Apr. 13, 2020
(TCF Canada not available on this date)

May 13, 2020                       May 4, 2020

June 10, 2020                      June 1, 2020

How to register?

Registration requires two steps.


  • Second step: pay for your TCF test. Payment methods:

- Pay in person at the office
- Pay by phone: 248-538-5440
- Pay online: click here