Frequently Asked Questions – DELF-DALF
How can an institution become a DELF-DALF centre?
In other countries, the DELF and DALF exams have been placed under the authority of the French Cultural Office of the French embassies. Establishments interested in becoming a DELF and DALF exam centre should contact the DELF and DALF central management office in their country.
Find the various contact information by consulting the list of exam centres.
Do I have to be a student at a French language centre to take the DELF or DALF?
Anybody who wants their French skills to be recognised can take the DELF or DALF, and there are no prior conditions.
Can I take an examination more than once?
Candidates can take examinations as many times as necessary, until they pass. However, they cannot take the examinations for a diploma that they already hold, unless they revoke the existing diploma in writing before the examination session. If a candidate does not pass the diploma on the second attempt, the first diploma will remain invalid.
Can the examination results be challenged?
Are DELF and DALF valid everywhere?
Are DELF and DALF valid for life?
Can I register online?
No. Candidates must register with the examination centres.
Can I register via the CIEP?
No. Only examination centres are authorised to register candidates. The CIEP is not an examination centre.
How can I get a statement of equivalent qualification?
You must contact the last examination centre where you took an examination.
How can I find out what my level of French is?
Candidates can take the TCF (French competency test) to find out their level of French for general purposes in each skill (reading, writing, listening, speaking).
Can I prepare for DELF and DALF by distance learning?
You can prepare for DELF and DALF through the National Centre for Distance Learning (CNED).