Alliance Française

French Exams: TCF

Enter the TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français)

The Test de connaissance du français, or TCF is a French knowledge test administered by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques, or CIEP, an institution linked to the French Education Ministry.

TCF is a comprehensive language placement test for non-native speakers of French who wish to obtain a quick, simple, effective and precise evaluation of their general language skills for professional or personal reasons. It follows the six-level proficiency scale of the Council of Europe.

Unlike the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) or the Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF), the TCF leads to a certificate, not a diploma, meaning that its validity is temporary. Test results are valid for 2 years only.


Alliance Française of Raleigh is the accredited center for the TCF certificate in the Carolinas.


Please go to its webpage for more information