TCF Canada

The Test de connaissance du Français (TCF) is a reliable instrument provided by France Education International for measuring your skills in French.  It is aimed at non-native French speakers who wish to assess and certify their level of proficiency in French in a simple and reliable fashion for: professional purposes, personal purposes or academic purposes. This certification is recognized by the French and Canadian governments.
This test is for individuals aged 16 and older. 

The TCF is composed of 4 modules: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression and written expression.

4 compulsory tests (2H47) :

  • Reading comprehension - 60 minutes, 39 questions
  • Listening comprehension - 35 minutes, 39 questions
  • Written production - 60 minutes, dealing with 3 mandatory topics to be covered
  • Speaking - 12 minutes, dealing with 3 subjects

Next sessions

Thursday, March 30th


Registration CLOSED

Wednesday, April 12th

5 spots available

Registration OPEN

Wednesday, May 19th

7 spots available

Registration OPEN

Important Information

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

The TCF is valid for 2 years from the date of examination. 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 8 weeks. We do not have access to your results before the certificates are received at our centre. Certificates are to be collected from the examination centre where you took your test.

Certificates can be delivered by registered mail anywhere in Western Canada (Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) for $20. Contact us at 403-245-5662 to ensure we have the right address for delivery.

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 grading the exam and cannot be held responsible for the results obtained by the candidate. If a candidate wants their test to be reassessed by France Education International, a fee of $70 will apply. This only applies to the Expression Ecrite or Expression Orale sections (i.e., $70 for each section). 

For information about which test 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.

Registration Process

Step 1

Complete and submit the TCF form. 


Step 2

Scan your piece of ID and send it by email at

Step 3

Contact us at 403-245-5662 during our opening hours to make the payment. The registration is not complete until payment has been received. For ease of process, please complete first 3 steps on the same day. 

Step 4

Receive a confirmation by email from AFC about the date of your exam. If you do not hear from us within a week, please contact us at 403-245-5662. 

Step 5 (optional)

You can train for the exam by using the platform Prepmyfuture ($45).


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