Certifications recognized by the French, Québec and Canadian governments.

The Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF) is a reliable instrument for measuring your skills in French and is recognized by the Canadian Government. It is a widely recognized test offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce (CCIP) that will allow you to demonstrate your fluency.

Structure of the examination


The TEF is directed at candidates, whose native language is not French, wishing to assess their level of proficiency. It can be used for the purpose of academic studies, emigration to a French-speaking country, citizenship applications, professional or personal purposes. For more details, click HERE .

TEF Canada

The TEF Canada is directed specifically at candidates wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French for immigration applications to Canada or for Canadian citizenship applications. For more details, click HERE .

For information about which test(s) is required for immigration, citizenship or other purposes, please inquire with the immigration services or the appropriate institution. Our employees do not have the training to answer those questions.


Spots available

Thursday, June 3


Friday, June 4


Friday, June 11


Tuesday, June 22


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Thursday, June 24


Saturday, July 10


Saturday, July 17


Saturday, July 24

1 spot left

Tuesday, July 27

6 spots left

Wednesday, July 28

6 spots left

Thursday, July 29

6 spots left

Friday, July 30

6 spots left

Tuesday, August 3

4 spots left

Wednesday, August 4

6 spots left

Friday, August 6

5 spots left

Wednesday, August 25

2 spots left

Thursday, August 26

5 spots left

Friday, August 27

6 spots left

Saturday, August 28

4 spots left


coming soon

Only the dates above are available.
You will receive a convocation for your TEF one week before the examination with the time for the different modules you pick.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the examination starts. You will not be granted access to the room after the examination starts.

Important Information

  • The TEF exam will take place at our cSPACE campus (#350, 1721 29th Ave SW).

  • The TEF is valid for 2 years from the date of taking the test and you may take the TEF as many times as you wish (with 30 days between 2 takes).

  • The price for the full exam is $380

  • You will get results in 2 to 8 weeks. An electronic version will be sent on your e-mail address from CCI-Paris. With the new agreement with the Canadian authority, you won't receive a paper version of your certificate. Only the electronic version will be necessary.  We do not have access to your results before you will receive this e-mail. 

  • The compulsory tests (reading & listening) and the written production are computer-based only.

  • No refund or deferment is possible. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.  

  • You can train yourself for the exam by using the platform Prepmyfuture or by visiting the website of the CCIP HERE .

  • By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to the terms and conditions of the TEF examinations and you certify that you have read all the necessary documents.

  • Please be aware that, for registration purposes, we will take a picture of you when you arrive for the exam.

  • The Alliance Française of Calgary is not grading the exam and cannot be held responsible for the results obtained by the candidate. All files are sent to the Chambre de Commere in Paris for grading. 

Registration Process

  • STEP 1 :  Complete and submit the form by clicking HERE . Please complete it a minimum of 10 business days before the date of the exam. After this date, it will not be possible to register!

  • STEP 2 :  Scan your piece of ID and send it by email at info@afcalgary.ca.

  • STEP 3 :  Pay the fees by contacting us at 403 245 5662 to pay by phone, Tuesday to Friday 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Saturday 10:00AM to 3:00PM. The registration is not complete until full payment has been received. Make sure to send the form (step 1),  send your ID (step 2) and pay the fees (step 3) the same day for ease of process. 

  • STEP 4 :  Receive a confirmation by email from Alliance Française about the date of your exam. If you do not hear from us within a week, please contact us at 403 245 5662. 

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