TEF & TEF CAnada

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.


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 .


Spots available

Registration deadline

Friday, October 1st



Wednesday, October 6th



Friday, October 8th



Tuesday, October 12th



Wednesday, October 13th



Thursday, October 14th



The TEF exam will take place at Alliance Française Calgary (AFC): #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 in any location.

Price of the exam (as of October 1st, 2021): $320.

You will get results within 8 weeks: an electronic version will be sent on your e-mail address from CCI-Paris. There is absolutely no way to speed up the process as all information is sent to Paris. The Alliance Française contacts the candidate the day they receive the results. Candidates will not speed up the process by calling the Alliance Française directly. Once again, the tests are corrected at the CCIP in Paris and the Alliance Française only provides the examination space.

The reading, listening and writing parts are computer-based. The speaking part takes place in-person with an assessor.

By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Health Protocol 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 on 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. All files are sent to the Chambre de Commere in Paris for grading. 

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 form by clicking HERE.

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 during our opening hours. The registration is not complete until full payment has been received. For ease of process, please send the form (step 1), your ID (step 2) and pay the fees (step 3) 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) or by visiting the website of the CCIP HERE.

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

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