The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency.

The Alliance française de Pasadena offers :

  • TCF for the general public
  • TCF for Quebec /ANF  (Accès à la Nationalité Française)

Please be aware that we cannot advise you about your exam choice.

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• Download the registration form and email it to
• In person during office hours
• By phone : simply call us at 626 683 3774 

There will be an extra fee in order to receive your TCF certificate by mail. Alternatively, you will have to personally pick it up  from the secretariat of the Alliance française de Pasadena.

NB. A minimum of 2 months between each TCF (TCF / TCF DAP / TCF Q / TCF ANF) examination is to be respected.
Registration will be completed only after Alliance Française de Pasadena acknowledges reception of your payment.

Each candidate is provided with a certificate stating their test results within one month of the test date, and which is valid for 2 years.






TCF-TP exam dates : 
Registration deadline: two weeks prior to exam date

 January 24, April 25, July 11, 2017

TCF- DAP exam dates :
Registration deadline: two weeks prior to exam date

 January 23, 2017

 TCF-ANF & TCF-QUEBEC exam dates:
Registration deadline: two weeks prior to exam date

January 25, April 26, July 12, 2017


Compulsory only $200
Compulsory & writing $285
Compulsory & oral $285
Full exam $370



Compulsory only $180
Compulsory & writing $260
Compulsory & written comprehension $260
Full exam $340