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Tcf TP

(tout public / All audiences )  

For Who ? 

It is an official exam that assesses French language skills for anyone who needs to certify their level of French for personal, professional or academic reasons.


How is it composed?

Compulsory examinations
This part is always mandatory 

Optional examinations - depends on your situation

Details about the exam 

Visit CIEP site for detailed information about TCF TP

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Next Session (s)

UPDATE COVID -19 : you can register for autumn 2021 sessions but please be advised that we may need to cancel them depending on COVID-19 situation and reopening phases. 


For TCF TP [ Tout Public/All Audiences ]: 

Compulsory test only (Listening and  Reading, including Proficiency in language structures)  : $160

Oral : $140

Written : $140

The exam is organized on 1 Half day or  1 full day depending on the number of candidates registered for each section, as the speaking part is individual. It is not possible to change the time of your exam. There will probably be some waiting time between some of your
examination parts. 

Please respect the schedule you receive as we are on a tight schedule and  plan to arrive onsite 15 minutes before your first exam. 

You will receive your official notification by email 1 week before the exam. Please check the email you use to register. Only the times on this notification must be taken into account, the information on your invoice is only informative. 

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Feel free to contact us only if your question has not been addressed in your policies or FAQ or if you have not received your official notification 5 days before the exam date . 


1. Start by filling the mandatory registration form 

Mandatory registration form  Mandatory registration form 

Your registration is complete only IF we have receive both the registration form and the payment.  

The deadline to register  for an exam, make a payment and submit the form is 1 calendar month before the exam. We will NOT register you Officially for the exam if the payment has not been made or if we don't have all the information required on time. 

We have limited spots for each date and some exams fill quickly. 
You will not be able to change or modify the registration after that date.  

Be aware that the results are received about 2 months after the exam. 

2. Proceed with the payment 

 You are not registered for the exam until you have paid for it

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  4.   You are required to fill the registration form at least 30 days before the exam date otherwise your registration will be voided and registration fees will be lost, not refunded or transferred. 
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TCF TP - Compulsory 12-03-2021


This part is always mandatory 

  • Listening (29 questions) - 25 minutes
  • Proficiency in language structures (18 questions) - 30 minutes
  • Reading (29 questions) - 45 minutes

TCF TP - Speaking 12-03-2021

  • Speaking (12 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship 

TCF TP - Writing 12-03-2021

  • Writing (60 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship  AND for studies in France

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