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The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency.

The Alliance française de Pasadena offers :

TCF for the general public
TCF for Quebec /ANF (Accès à la Nationalité Française)

Please be aware that we cannot advise you about your exam choice.

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• Download the registration form and email it to
• In person during office hours
• By phone : simply call us at 626 683 3774

There will be an extra fee in order to receive your TCF certificate by mail. Alternatively, you will have to personally pick it up from the secretariat of the Alliance française de Pasadena.

NB. A minimum of 2 months between each TCF (TCF / TCF DAP / TCF Q / TCF ANF) examination is to be respected.
Registration will be completed only after Alliance française de Pasadena acknowledges reception of your payment.

Each candidate is provided with a certificate stating their test results within one month of the test date, and which is valid for 2 years.

TCF-TP exam dates :
Registration deadline: one week prior to exam date

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday, Sept 25, 2015
Friday, Nov 20, 2015
Friday, Jan 29, 2016
Friday, march 25, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016

TCF- DAP exam dates :
To be announced

TCF-ANF & TCF-QUEBEC exam dates:
Registration deadline: one week prior to exam date

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, Sept 24, 2015
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016


Compulsory only $200
Compulsory & writing $285
Compulsory & oral $285
Full exam $370



Compulsory only $180
Compulsory & writing $260
Compulsory & written comprehension $260
Full exam $340