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

Friday, April 16


Thursday, April 22

1 spot left

Friday, April 30


Friday, May 7

4 spots left

Thursday, May 13

6 spots left

Tuesday, May 25

5 spots left

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).

  • 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 within 2 weeks of the exams. If informed more than 2 weeks before the exam, a $50 cancellation fee will be applied for any cancellation or deferment. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.  

  • You can train yourself for the exam by downloading the app of the TEF HERE or visit the website of the CCIP to do tutorials.

  • 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 below or contact us at 403 245 5662 to pay by phone. 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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