CEFR Language Exam Resource Centre
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Frequently Asked Questions – DELF-DALF

Frequently Asked Questions – DELF-DALF

Frequently Asked Questions - DELF-DALF

How can an institution become a DELF-DALF centre?

In France, the DELF and DALF exams have been placed under the authority of the French Local Education Authorities (rectorats). Any establishment that wishes to become a certified DELF-DALF exam centre should contact the Local Education Authority (rectorat) office of their academy directly.

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?

The decisions of the DELF and DALF national boards of examiners are final. To find out the conditions for viewing examination papers, candidates must contact their examination centre.

Are DELF and DALF valid everywhere?

Yes. DELF and DALF receive the recognition enjoyed by all official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education.

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).

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