TCF Canada & TCF Public

The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is a reliable assessment tool offered by France Education International for evaluating your proficiency in French. It is designed for non-native French speakers seeking to assess and certify their French language skills for various purposes, including professional, personal, or academic objectives. The test is suitable for individuals aged 16 and above. For immigration inquiries, please visit the CIC website.

The Alliance Française Calgary offers the TCF Canada, a variation of the TCF, comprising four mandatory tests assessing general French language skills:

  • Listening comprehension: Exam room test with 39 multiple-choice questions.
  • Reading comprehension: Exam room test with 39 multiple-choice questions.
  • Written skills: Exam room test with 3 exercises.
  • Verbal skills: Individual one-on-one test with an examiner, involving 3 exercises.

The TCF Canada has a total duration of 2 hours and 47 minutes, with specific timings for each section:

  • Listening comprehension: 35 minutes
  • Reading comprehension: 60 minutes
  • Written skills: 60 minutes
  • Verbal skills: 12 minutes (including 2 minutes for preparation).

The Alliance Française Calgary offers the TCF Public, which includes five mandatory tests, on select dates. For more information, please contact us at 403 245 5662. 

Important Information


The TCF exam will take place at Alliance Française Calgary: #350, 1721 29th Ave SW, Calgary AB T2T 6T7.


Your certificate will be valid for 2 years. This date of validity will be indicated on your certificate. You may take the TCF as many times as you wish, with a mandatory waiting period of at least 30 days between 2 takes in any location.


Price of the exam: $390 for the Full exam. Please note that no refund or deferment is possible. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.


You will get results within 4 weeks. We do not have access to your results before the certificates are received by our centre. Certificates are to be collected from the examination centre where you took your test and will be sent to you by email. It is strongly recommended to keep a digital copy of your certificate.


By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you certify that you have read all the necessary documents.


A few days before your exam, you will receive an official invitation with your schedule. It it essential you arrive at the time indicated on your invitation as you will not be granted access to the room after the examination starts.


The AFC is not liable for the final exam grade and cannot be held responsible for the candidate's results. If a candidate seeks reassessment by France Education International, a $70 fee per section (Expression Écrite or Expression Orale) will be charged. Candidates must contact us within 25 days of their exam date to request reassessment. To initiate the reassessment process, please call us at 403-245-5662 to purchase the reassessment.

Registration Process

Step 1 - Selection of the Appropriate Test

Read all the above information to ensure the test you choose matches your needs. Remember, the Alliance Française of Calgary and its staff are not liable for your test choice. For any doubts, consult the immigration services or a relevant authority.  If you are interested in registering for other TCF tests, such as TCF Public, please contact us at 403 245 5662 for more information.

Step 2 - Date Selection and Payment

Please choose your date and complete the payment process with a credit card. Note that your registration will be confirmed only after we receive both the payment and the form (Step 3). Refunds are not available.

To check availability for test dates and book your spot, click on the links provided below. If a payment option is visible on the next page, it indicates that spots are still available. After processing your payment, please return to this page to complete Step 3.

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Step 3 - Detail Submission

Carefully fill out the provided TCF form below. Ensure all information is correct and complete. Along with the form, attach a copy of your identification document for verification purposes. Double-check all details before submission to avoid any delays in your registration process.

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Step 4 - Registration Confirmation

Upon successful submission of your details and documentation, you will receive a confirmation email from the Alliance Française of Calgary. If you don't receive this confirmation within a week, it's important to proactively reach out to AFC at 403-245-5662 to verify your registration status and resolve any potential issues.

Step 5 - Preparation (optional)

For effective exam preparation, consider the resources from the Prepmyfuture platform which provides a comprehensive suite of practice materials tailored to the TCF exam format. Access to Prepmyfuture TCF is available for a $75 fee below.

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

Exam Day Guidelines

1. Timely check-In: Candidates must present a valid ID (passport, permanent resident card, or driver’s license) and their schedule notification to the supervisor. Without valid ID, entry is denied. Late arrivals are not allowed, and there will be no refunds or deferments.

2. ID Verification and Documentation: Post-ID check, candidates sign necessary documents for each test and have an identification photo taken. They will then be requested to wait in the library area.

3. Entering Exam Room: Candidates will be guided to the exam room. Personal items like phones and watches must be stored away.

4. Pre-Test Briefing: The supervisor will provide final instructions.

5. Exam Format: The exam, including written and oral comprehension and written expression, is computer-based. Candidates should bring their own headphones for use with the laptop.

6. Exam Conduct: No exits or communication among candidates are allowed, except for medically documented emergencies. Latecomers will be denied entry.

7. Misconduct Consequences: Fraudulent or inappropriate behavior will result in immediate removal and potential future test bans, as decided by France Education International. 

8. Results Notification: Official certificates of results will be sent via email within 8 weeks post-exam.